Event Date:
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:30pm
EastWest Institute : 708 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10017

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, The American Turkish Society organized a panel titled, Psychotherapy in Turkey and The United States. The event was hosted by The Society’s board member, William J. Parker, at the EastWest Institute in Manhattan. 


We were thrilled to have Tahir Ozakkas, M.D., Ph.D., Mustafa Tuncer, specialized clinical psychologist and Jeffrey Magnavita, Ph.D. as speakers and Goksin Ozkarahan, M.D. as our moderator. During the panel, participants gained valuable information about how psychotherapy evolved in Turkey and U.S's role in its evolution. Mustafa talked about what the striking cultural differences were in treating patients with personality disorders in both countries. Tahir took us back in history by explaining how he founded the Psychotherapy Institute in Istanbul with the help and support of many important American psychotherapists. Following the panel, participants enjoyed a reception prepared by Sipsak restaurant and a musical performance by Mustafa Tuncer’s daughter, violinist, İlke Işı Tuncer.


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Event Date:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
Knickerbocker Club: 807 5th Avenue New York, NY 10065

The Society is renowned for providing high-level events that shed light on US-Turkey relations. In this regard, the Ambassador Series is a signature event that hosts American and Turkish Ambassadors to discuss issues of current importance.

The Society is proud to host H.E. Mr. Feridun H. Sinirlioğlu for a luncheon lecture at the Knickerbocker Club near Midtown in Manhattan. The topic is "Turkish Foreign Policy", as Ambassador Sinirlioglu has a depth of experience in foreign affairs. Before assuming his current post in 2016, he previously served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2015 and the Undersecretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara since 2009.

See Ambassador Sinirlioğlu's full biography here.


Event Date:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
The Sabah House: 211 E 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

Please join us for warm conversation and light hors d'oeuvres! 


Event Date:
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:30pm
EastWest Institute : 708 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10017

Event Timeline: 
6:30-7:30pm: Workshop on how to unleash your mind with Metin Hara
7:30-8:30pm: Reception and book signing

About the Book:
The book “The Path” that is the first book of “Invasion of Love” trilogy, has sold more than 100,000 copies within only three months and been in the bestseller lists for around eight months. Metin who has provided training seminars to many global corporations has also attracted notice with his social responsibility awareness. Alongside planting a tree or adopting a dolphin for each life he has touched, he has caught great attention with his visits and contributions to the prisons, orphanages and rest homes.

To learn more about Metin Hara, please visit his website at: http://www.metinhara.com/about


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Event Date:
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
Pera Soho, 54 Thompson Street New York, NY

Please join us for warm conversation and light hors d'oeuvres at Pera Soho! 


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.

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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