Event Date:
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:30pm
333 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011

Welcome to the New York Turkish Film Festival. The dates of this year's festival are November 30 through December 3, 2017. The events will take place at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea.

Visit NYTFF Website 


Thursday, November 30


5:30pm - 6:30pm, opening night reception

6:45pm -9:04pm, screening of "Cold of Kalandar"

9:04pm- 9:30pm, Q&A with Mustafa Kara (director)



Friday, December 1

5:30pm - 6:30pm, reception

6:45pm - 8:15pm, screening of "Sleep of Love

8:20pm - 8:50pm, Q&A with Alican Yücesoy (Actor) and Peyman Umay (Actor)



Saturday, December 2

3:30pm - 5:11pm, screening of "My Father’s Wings”

5:30pm - 6:15pm: reception

6:30pm - 6:42pm, screening of short film “The Exhibit”

6:45pm - 7:15pm, Q&A with Pınar Öğün (director, editor and actor)

7:20pm - 7:32pm, screening of short film “Little Bullets”

7:35pm - 8:00pm, Q&A with Alphan Eşeli (director)



Late night screening of a horror movie:

9:00pm-10:52pm, screening of “Housewife”


Sunday, December 3

2:00pm – 3:59pm, screening of "Frenzy

5:30pm - 7:10pm, screening of "Blue”


7:10pm – 7:45pm, Q&A with Sertan Unver and Suzan Guverte (Director and Producer)
7:45pm - 9:00pm, Live music performance of select songs written and produced by Kerim Capli and Yavuz Cetin

Event Date:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
1460 Broadway New York, NY 10036

Join us for drinks and conversation on our beautiful rooftop lounge. 


Event Date:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
54 Thompson Street

Come join us for an evening of drinks, food, and laughter at The American Turkish Society's "Summer Gathering". We are delighted to have our Young Society Leader Burak Karacam host our summer networking event at his restaurant Pera Soho. Please reserve your ticket(s) and feel free to leave a kind donation to support The Society.


Event Date:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00pm
583 Park Avenue, New York

The After Party will feature a host of activities in the marvelously remodeled 583 Park Avenue Arcade. Black tie optional, but dress to impress because you will be rubbing shoulders and sharing drinks with some of the most prestigious business leaders in the Turkish-American community.  The well-renowned DJ, Claudius Raphael, will be performing as well.

- Free entry for Gala Ticket holders.

- Tickets are 52% Tax Deductible. 


Event Date:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:00pm
583 Park Avenue, New York

On May 31, 2017 The American Turkish Society will hold its Annual Gala celebrating the outstanding achievements of Nevzat Aydın, co-founder and CEO of Yemeksepeti and Dr. Tamer Seçkin, medical director of Seçkin Endometriosis Care & Surgery and founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. The gala will be held at 583 Park Avenue in New York.
Under Nevzat Aydın’s leadership Yemeksepeti, the leading online food delivery service in Turkey, operates in 64 Turkish cities and in Cyprus with more than 1,000 member restaurants, 5.2 million users, and 150,000 orders delivered to 400,000 people on a daily basis. Yemeksepeti is rapidly expanding to other countries. In 2013, Aydın was named number one on Fortune Turkey’s 40 Under 40 list which recognizes the country’s top young business leaders and innovators. He was among the 150 international entrepreneurs invited to participate in the Entrepreneurship Summit held by US President Barack Obama in 2010. In 2015, Yemeksepeti was acquired by the German-based company Delivery Hero, for $589 million.
Ranked among America’s top surgeons and gynecologists Dr. Tamer Seçkin has committed himself to the treatment of the female reproductive system focusing on endometriosis. In 2009, Dr. Seçkin founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA), an organization that works to raise awareness and emphasizes the critical value of surgical excision of endometriosis. Under his guidance as Medical Director, the EFA strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. In 2012, Dr. Seçkin was listed as one of The New York Times Magazine’s Super Doctors and was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America. Dr.Seçkin’s pioneering technique for endometrial surgery, the Seçkin Aqua Blue Technique, has been officially recognized by the US patent and trademark office. He is the author of The Doctor Will See You Now; Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis, Turner Publishing 2016.
At our Gala on May 31, we will welcome guests from the public and private sectors, including diplomats, leading business executives, artists, scholars and thought leaders from Turkey and the United States. Proceeds from the evening will directly benefit The American Turkish Society’s many programs in the areas of education, arts, culture, and business.

We hope you will join us in honoring Mr. Aydın and Dr. Seçkin and in celebrating US-Turkey relations. Your participation will help make this event a fitting tribute to these two extraordinary leaders in medical research and care and entrepreneurial philanthropy.

Opening Speech and Honoree Videos

Young Society Leaders Award Video

Lena Dunham Tribute Video

Event Date:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
2 Park Avenue

Join us for a conversation with renowned experts on Turkey and the Middle East who will discuss the new US Administration's potentially changing relationship with Turkey. What can Turkey expect under the new US Administration? Our experts will weigh in on Turkey's options given these uncertain times and challenges.



Event Date:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Little Rascal 163 Elizabeth St. New York