Sevgili ATA Uyeleri,

23 Nisan coskusunu bu yil da kocaman bir aile piknigiyle ve cocuklarimiza ozel birbirinden keyifli aktivitelerle kutlamak uzere, hepinizi 26 Nisan Pazar gunu Cullen Park'a bekliyoruz.

Adres bilgilerini asagida bulabilirsiniz.

Lutfen etkinlik duvarinda paylasacagimiz haritalara bakmayi, mumkunse bunlarin birer kopyasini yaniniza almayi unutmayin. Buyuk bir parkta bulusuyoruz, GPS'iniz yeterli olmayabilir...

Hamur isleri, kisir, mercimek koftesi, pogaca ve kurabiyesiz piknik dusunulemez elbette. Bu konuda yardiminiza ihtiyacimiz var. Lutfen gelirken yaninizda yemek masasina bagislanmak uzere yerel lezzetler getirmeyi unutmayin. Elbette bu bir kosul degil, yalnizca bir rica :)

Tabii boyle bir piknik icin herkesin yardimina ihtiyacimiz olacak. Lutfen gonullu olmak isterseniz publicityvp@atahouston.org adresine bir not gonderin. Hem cok keyifli bir ekiple calisin, hem de corbada sizin de tuzunuz bulunsun!

Onumuzdeki gunlerde bu sayfada daha fazla ayrintiya yer verebiliriz. Tum guncellemelerden haberdar olmak icin lutfen RSVP etmeyi unutmayin.

Piknigimizde gorusmek dilegiyle...

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Dear All,

Join us on April 26th as we celebrate one of our most beloved holidays with a big community picnic in nature, with special activities for ATA kids, and great food and great company for the grown-ups.

More details will be posted on this event page as they emerge. Please RSVP to stay tuned.

Do you like to bake cookies and pastries?

Please bring some with you to donate to the food desk.

Would you like to volunteer?

We have a variety of tasks from setting up to cleanup, from kids' activities coordination to serving of food drinks.

Send an email to publicityvp@atahouston.org and we will find a suitable task for you. Remember, volunteers live longer!

Address: Cullen Park Phase IV Area, 18203 Groeschke Road, Pavilions D-1 & D2

Please take a look at the maps on the event wall for a clear image of where to find us.

Do not leave the directions to your GPS on this one. If possible, print the maps before you drive.

Can't wait to see all of you and have a memorable day out in the sun together.



ATA-Houston President attended 35th Annual Convention of ATAA in DC

The convention was a big success with participation from all across the US and distinguished speakers including Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic, Kemal Kirisci from Brookings Institute and various embassies and representations.
Participants visited the US Congress, and had many opportunities for roundtable discussions with various Turkish Americans who share the same goals and face the same challenges.
Group laid a wreath in front of the Ataturk Statue outside of the Turkish Embassy.
Many thanks to ATAA for a wonderful organization.


Director Ҫagan Irmak

Ҫagan Irmak, born in Seferihisar, Turkey, in 1970, is a Turkish film and television writer and director, who is best known for the TV series Ҫemberimde Gül Oya and Asmali Konak, and for the hit films Alone, and My Father and My Son, which received Turksh Cinema Writers Association Awards for best film, best screenplay, and best director.
Don't miss the 3rd annual
Turkish Film Festival

March 27 - 29
The Museum's third annual Houston Turkish Film Festival moves to March this year! On the schedule is Turkey's Palme d'Or winner from 2014, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Winter Sleep. The full film roster includes:

Whisper if I Forget (Unutursam Fisilda)
Friday, March 27, 7 p.m.

Directed by Ҫagan Irmak
(2014, 125 min.)
Introduced by director Cagan Irmak
The audience is invited to a reception in the Museum galleries following the film.

Tunç Şahin (born 1978) studied electrical engineering and received his master's degree in business administration. He has been working for BirFilm, one of the leading independent distribution companies in Turkey, since 2002. He has produced two short films, and Mix Tapeis his first feature-length film.
Mix Tape (Karisik Kaset)
Saturday, March 28, 7 p.m.

Directed by Tunç Sahin
(2014, 106 min.)
Introduced by director Tunç Sahin

Why Can't I Be Tarkovsky
Neden Tarkovski Olamiyorum)
Saturday, March 28, 9 p.m.
Directed by Murat Düzgünoglu
(2014, 110 min.)

Jazz in Turkey (Türkiye'de Caz)
Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m.

Directed by Batu Akyol
(2013, 100 min.)

Winter Sleep (Kis uykusu)
Sunday, March 29, 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 4, 6 p.m.

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
(2014, 196 min.)

Visit mfah.org/films for more info & to purchase tickets.


On Friday, May 23, as ATA-Houston, we gathered our volunteers at Cafe Brasil to recognize the valuable work that they have putforth tirelessly at our events these past few months. If it were not for their hard work and commitment, none of these events would have been possible to organize or for them to be successful. We would like to wholeheartedly thank Jason Williams, Onur Coskun, Bulent Aksel, Ata Sagnak, Gunes Demirbas, Bulent Telek, Vedat Konyali, Pamir Alkus, Reg Currier, Alfredo Ramirez, Gunhan Armagan, Hulya Unay, Serhat Kalayci, Fuad Adra and all other volunteers that have dedicated their time and energy to make ATA events such a success. We look forward to seeing them in many other events in the near future, and we would also like to encourage new people in our community to volunteer at events and help make ATA stronger.


We are deeply saddened by the tragic mine explosion in Soma, Manisa. Our thoughts are with the families, friends of the miners and everyone impacted by the disaster. We extend our deepest condolences to everyone who are effected by this tragedy
ATA Houston created the “Soma Disaster Relief Fund.” All donations to the fund will be granted to Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği (CYDD) who is collecting special funds for the children of Soma victims. We can make a small  but meaningful difference in their life.
Please click here to donate ATA Houston "Soma Disaster Fund". 100% of your donations will support the relief efforts.
For additional information, please email us at   secretary@atahouston.org

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