Helen Gulgun Bukulmez and G. Lincoln McCurdy enjoying a glass of Turkish wine on election night, November 2, 2021, in Lancaster Kentucky.

2021 Election

On November 2, 2021, I was fortunate to witness a historical event in American politics that took place in the Bluegrass State, Kentucky. Would you ever imagine a Turkish immigrant female attorney opposing an African American male physician in a special election to fill a vacant seat? They were running for the Kentucky State Senate District 22 in a conservative, predominately white district. Such a scenario would have been inconceivable a few years ago!

NC-TAW PAC’s Official Announcement

Sevgili Arkadaşlar, We are happy to announce that we have officially launched the National Coalition of Turkish American Women Political Action Committee (NC-TAW PAC) on October 29, Turkish Republic Day. NC-TAW PAC’s mission is to encourage and support Turkish Americans, particularly women, to participate in the American political system by engaging with elected officials and […]

Why Turkish-Americans should support Joe Biden for President in 2020

As we approach the end of the election season and begin considering who we, as Turkish Americans will vote for as President, as well as the Congressional and local candidates to support our Presidential pick, it’s important to stop and think about where we are as a country, how our community will be affected, and know that we are in a powerful position to make positive changes.

Other Heritage Groups

Senators who are currently serving and identify with Heritage Communities, excluding American minorities (African, Hispanic and Native Americans) and most Europeans: • Duckworth, Tammy D-IL (Chinese and Thai) • Durbin, Dick D-IL (Lithuanian) • Harris, Kamala D-CA (Indian and Jamaican) • Hirono, Mazie D-HI (Japanese) Members of the House of Representatives who are currently serving […]

Turkish Americans Meet With Delegate-Elect Lauren Arikan

On December 4, Turkish Americans in the Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia area met at Cafe Georgetown for a holiday-themed, third town hall meeting to celebrate the election victory of Lauren Arikan, who was recently elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in the 7th District.  Lauren is married to Turkish American Yusuf Arikan. The series of town-hall meetings […]

Turkish Americans Hold Town Hall Meeting

On September 11, Turkish Americans in the Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia area held a “town hall meeting” and discussion with Lale M. Morrison, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings‘ (D-FL/20th) Chief of Staff, over delicious Turkish food and drinks at Kazan Restaurant in McLean, VA. TC USA PAC Treasurer G. Lincoln McCurdy and TC NE PAC Treasurer Mert Kayan […]

L to R: Candidate Lauren Arikan, State Assembly 7th District, Governor Larry Hogan, MD-R and Yusuf Arikan

Lauren Arikan Wins Maryland Republican Primary Election

Congratulations to Lauren Arikan, spouse of Yusuf Arikan and member of the Turkish American community, for her win in the Maryland Republican primary election for House of Delegates (District 7) on June 26th! Lauren has been endorsed by several of her Republican colleagues such as Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD/1st) and Delegate Pat McDonough (R-MD/7th). She […]

Mert Kayan Meets with Former Congresswoman Edwards

On March 27, former Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards, who is running for Prince George’s County Executive, met with Mert Kayan, Treasurer of the Turkish Coalition Northeast Political Action Committee (TC-NE PAC) in Washington, D.C. They discussed her campaign, Maryland politics, and the broad US-Turkey relationship. Edwards expressed interest in reaching out to the Turkish American […]