It is with great regret that, after careful consideration, American Turkish Association decided to postpone the upcoming 27th Houston Turkish Festival, in recognition of the growing health risks posed by the COVID-19 virus.

The Houston Turkish Festival has been bringing together people from all backgrounds for over two decades to celebrate the arts and culture of Turkey. It owes its success to the people who have made this possible over the years. Today, with the health and well being of those people as our top priority, we have made this difficult but necessary decision.

We appreciate the understanding of all our vendors, volunteers, and partners who have already invested so much of their time in the preparations of the festival, and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we redraw our road map. All tickets already purchased will be refunded immediately.

We are on hold, but not off the project. We will keep our engines warm and spend this time reflecting on how we can improve our end product. We are not going to discard all the great and hard work our team has been putting into this project. This will only give us more time to refine what we have and provide an even better product when the time is right. One thing that does not need refining is our team and our community.

Please stay tuned for updates from us.

And above all, please stay safe.


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Saturday June 6th, 2020


Houston -Istanbul Tahliye Ucusu Talepleri Hakkinda:

Houston’dan Türkiye’ye Turk vatandaslari icin tahliye ucagi kalkabilmesi için toplam talebin bilinmesi gerekiyor. Eger boyle bir durum varsa en kisa zamanda T.C Houston Baskonsolosluguna email yoluyla bildirilmesi gerekmektedir. consulate.houston@mfa.gov.tr
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Tuesday May 19th, 2020

Online Event: Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day

Online Event: Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports DayMay 19, 2020, 5:00pmDear All,

Please join us today for an online event where ATA-Houston’s annual celebration of May19th, Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day will take place.

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 5:00PM
Zoom Meeting: us02web.zoom.us/j/84051641147
Meeting ID: 840 5164 1147

• Welcome - Sevgi Keskin Dursun, ATA-Houston President
• Mr. Akil Oktem, Consul General of Turkey
• Dr. Cengiz Sisman will host Dr. Alper Bakacak (Visiting Professor at University of Houston) for his speech about the The Importance of May 19, 1919 in Turkish and World History (*The speech will be in Turkish)
• Erberk Eryilmaz – Short-Recital of 20th Century Turkish Piano Works

Warm Regards,
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Thursday May 14th, 2020

ATA Happy Hour - Join our conversation with Ozlem Madi-Sisman

Join us tomorrow! We will host Ozlem Madi-Sisman at our happy hour at 8:30 pm! She will answer our questions about the global order, like how was it built? How will COVID-19 have an impact the future of global order.... and many more...

ATA Happy Hour - Join our conversation with Ozlem Madi-SismanMay 15, 2020, 8:30pmZoom Meeting - OnlineDr. Ozlem Madi-Sisman will be answering questions like who is the architect of the current global order? How was the current global order built? Is the global system collapsing? What are the alternatives to the current order? How will the Covid-19 crisis impact the future of the global order? and many more...

Friday, May 15th, 8:30pm

Meeting ID: 823 4401 8059

Please join us to enjoy her conversation, be prepared with your questions, snacks and drinks.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Warm Regards,
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