Event Date:
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
Pera Soho
Event Date:
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue, New York)

Join us for a private reception and lecture on the special exhibiton, Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs.

This event includes an hour long private lecture on the exhibition given by YSL Class of 2012 and Assistant Curator of Islamic Art, Dr. Deniz Beyazit, which will culminate in a reception.

For more information on the exhibiton please click here

When: Friday, May 20, 2016, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028


Event Date:
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 5:30pm
Herrick, Feinstein LLP (2 Park Avenue, New York)

Join us for "Turkey and its Role in the Global Economy: Revisited," a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Mr. Murat Köprülü on the current state of Turkey's economic/financial outlook.  It promises to be an enlightening evening!

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Registration: 5:30pm
Event: 6:00pm
Followed by a light reception
Where: Herrick, Feinstein LLP
2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016


Event Date:
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:00pm
SVA Theatre (333 West 23 Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)

The American Turkish Society will present the 15th Annual New York Turkish Film Festival from Thursday, March 31st to Sunday, April 3rd at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea.

Thursday, March 31
Nadide Hayat /A Unique Life
5:30pm: Pre-screening reception
6:30pm: Screening
Post-screening Q&A with Yetkin Dinkinciler

Friday, April 1
5:30pm: Pre-screening reception
6:30pm: Screening
Post-screening Q&A with Zeki Demirkubuz

Saturday, April 2
Motör/Remake, Remix, Rip-Off
12:30pm: Screening
Post-screening Q&A with Cem Kaya

3:00pm: Screening

5:30pm: Pre-screening reception
6:30pm: Screening
Post-screening Q&A with Nadir Saribacak

Sunday, April 3
12:30pm: Screening

3:00pm: Screening

Kar Korsanları/Snow Pirates
5:30pm: Screening
Post-screening Q&A with Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu

For more information please go to www.newyorkturkishfilmfestival.com
For tickets please go to www.americanturkishsociety.eventbrite.com

A panel discussion on the changing geopolitical role of Turkey in the face of current foreign policy challenges
Event Date:
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 5:30pm
Herrick Feinstein LLP (2 Park Avenue, New York)

The American Turkish Society is pleased to present a panel discussion on the pressing foreign policy and security demands of Turkey in a changing and challenging global climate. Join us as we discuss with experts the pivotal geopolitical role that Turkey plays today in the Middle East and across the globe. Light reception to follow.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Bulent Aliriza (Founding Director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS)
  • Elmira Bayrasli (Co-Founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted, World Policy Institute Fellow)
  • Ambassador James Jeffrey (Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Iraq, currently at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy)

Moderated by:

  • Dr. Joshua Walker (Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, YSL Class of 2011)


Elif Key Book Signing
Event Date:
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 6:30pm
31 East 79th Street, New York

Join us for a night of literature!

Elif Key, author of Bize İki Çay Söyle, will be signing her latest book in New York City on December 11, 2015.

The event begins at 6:30pm at 31 East 79th Street, New York. Books and refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP please send an email to info@americanturkishsociety.org with your name and number of guests by Monday, December 7.

Book Synopsis:

Çocukluk, büyümek, şehirlerin boğuculuğu, anneler-babalar, anneanneler-dedeler, kadir kıymet bilmek, her şeyi unutmak, sürate yenik düşmek... Yalnızlıklar, öfkeler, umutlar, heyecanlar, ölümler, küçük intihar notları... Ama en çok naiflikler, yanından fark etmeden geçip gitsek de aklımızın bir yanına takılıp kalan güzellikler... Elif Key anların, olayların, sıradan gibi görünen başkalıkların fotoğraflarını çekip kalemini oynatıyor. Bize İki Çay Söyle, bir çocuk naifliği içinde eğlenceli ama bir o kadar da yakıcı anlatılar, bir iç dökme, dertleşme.

About the Author:

Elif Key: 1972’de İstanbul’da doğdu. Marmara Üniversitesi Ekonomi Bölümü’nü bitirdi. 1992 yılında bir kadın dergisinde gördüğü ilanda “Bir gençlik dergisi için yazısına güvenenleri bekliyoruz” yazıyordu; kalktı gitti, kapıyı Kanat Atkaya açtı. O yıldan bu yana çeşitli gazete ve dergilerde, televizyon ve radyolarda muhabir, editör olarak çalıştı. 2013 yılından beri New York’ta yaşıyor.

Save the Date!
Event Date:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Pierre, New York City

The American Turkish Society's annual Gala is fast approaching! This year’s event, honoring Hüsnü Özyeğin and Hamdi Ulukaya, will take place at The Pierre in New York City on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Please see our Save the Date and make a note in your calendars.

Formal invitation to follow.

For more information please click here

or write to gala@americanturkishsociety.org

or call (646) 434-4409.

Opening date: Friday, March 27; Closing date: Saturday, April 4
Event Date:
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:15am
SVA Theatre (333 West 23 Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)

The American Turkish Society is proud to present the 14th New York Turkish Film Festival. With the generous contribution of the premier sponsor Chobani, the festival will be held on March 27- April 4, 2015 at the School of Visual Arts Theater. This year’s festival will screen a selection of eight remarkable feature films, bringing the best of contemporary Turkish cinema to audiences in New York. Our selection includes films by established masters as well as emerging new voices that have enjoyed domestic and international festival success. The selected films explore a diverse range of subjects and themes including the human – nature relationship, the consequences of urban gentrification, the expression of cultural and ethnic identity, and the complexities of family dynamics.

For ticket purchases, please visit the official website at www.newyorkturkishfilmfestival.com

Event Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
The Bryant Park Hotel, 40 West 40 Street, New York, NY

Join us for an evening celebrating 12-time Grammy Award winning producer, arranger and composer, Arif Mardin. We will be screening the Grammy nominated film, "The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story", which chronicles the life and career of the man who produced more than 50 gold and platinum records with sales topping 50 million units.

Filled with rare footage, photos, and packed with incredible music, "The Greatest Ears In Town" features in-depth and intimate interviews and/or studio footage with music luminaries, friends and artists including Quincy Jones, Ahmet Ertegun, Sir George Martin, Willie Nelson, Carly Simon, Jewel, Daryl Hall, Phil Collins, The Bee Gees, Norah Jones and many others. "The Greatest Ears In Town" is one of the most insightful, enjoyable documentaries ever made about how hits are created.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Joe Mardin and Doug Biro, co-directors of the film and a live performance by Raul Midon, who was produced by both Arif and Joe Mardin.

The evening's proceeds will go toward supporting ATS educational programs.

Special thanks to Turkish Culture and Tourism Office

Speakers: Ambassador James Jeffrey (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) and Dr. Ömer Taşpınar (Brookings Institution)
Event Date:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
Herrick Feinstein (2 Park Avenue)

The American Turkish Society is pleased to present a panel discussion on the pressing foreign policy, security, and humanitarian demands for Turkey and the U.S. caused by the rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The speakers are:

  • Ambassador James Jeffrey (Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Iraq, and currently at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
  • Dr. Ömer Taşpınar (Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution)

The speakers will speak on the respective topics:

Ambassador James Jeffrey will speak on areas of possible cooperation between the United States and Turkey in the area of foreign policy and obstacles facing such cooperation.

Dr. Ömer Taşpınar will speak on how Turkey's domestic politics, including its Kurdish question, affect Turkey's response to the ISIS challenge as well as interdynamics of different Kurdish organizations in Turkey, Syria, and Iraq.

This discussion will be moderated by Mr. Noel Lateef, President & CEO of the Foreign Policy Association.

This event will be priority access and free for corporate members (Please email diana.shin@americanturkishsociety.org for a coupon code). Ticket price for individual members is $30 and $50 for non-members.

Turkey's Foreign Policy Challenges in the Middle East (download)