ATADC – American Turkish Association of Washington, DC

Washington, DC Turkish Festival is organized by the American Turkish Association of Washington, DC (ATA-DC)

Established in 1965, ATA-DC’s mission is to foster friendship between the people of Turkey and the United States of America; to raise the public knowledge level and understanding of Turkish culture and history in the community; and to help Turkish Americans preserve their culture in the United States. The Annual Turkish Festival is ATA-DC’s flagship activity. Some of ATA-DC’s other activities include Turkish language classes for adults, Sunday school for Turkish-American children, teachers’ workshops, movie nights, monthly happy hours, and celebrations of national and religious holidays.