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Our Mission

The Turkish American Association of California was founded in 1975. Our mission is to:

  • Improve and promote public knowledge and understanding of Turkish culture, history and people;
  • Foster friendship and communication among the American and Turkish cultures;
  • Increase the exchange of arts, culture, and cuisine of the United States and Turkiye;
  • Maintain and promote Turkish traditions;
  • Provide humanitarian assistance to Turks living in the United States and abroad.
November 2020

Our Events

We organize events that bring the Turkish American Community together.

December 2022 - Turkish Coffee Day

October 2022 - Republic Day Ball

99th anniversary of the Turkish Republic

April 2022 - Children's Day

Celebration of the children of the world

October 2021 - Republic Day Picnic

Received the Republic Day Declaration

June 2021 - Community Picnic

May 2021 - Youth and Sports Day Hike

May 2021 - Bayram Brunch

April 2021 - Children's Day Celebration

March 2021 - Webinars

- Covid Vaccinations, Ercüment Ovalı

- Venture Capital, Bennet Goldberg

February 2021 - Webinars

- Buğra Bakan, Retirement and Investments

- Alev Tuğ Dietrich, Fitness

December 2020 - Erol Mutercimler

November 2020 - Republic Day Celebration

Marked the 97th anniversary of the Turkish Republic Day with LA Consul General, and Mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem İmamoğlu

Our Organization

We are a group of volunteers organized to serve, first and foremost, the Northern California Turkish American Community. We perform this function through:

We are a member of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA).


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Membershipbenefits include being connected with the Turkish American Community, often free of charge or discounted participation in TAAC events and updates on local cultural events. TAAC has individual, family and association/business membership categories:


Individual Membership


Family Membership


Association/Business Membership



We depend on your active participation and membership dues.


TAAC is a California 501-c(3) public non-profit corporation. Your donations are tax-deductible.