News

Archive for the ‘News’ Category

34th Commemoration Ceremony of Colonel Atilla Altıkat

Remembering Turkish Military Attaché Colonel Atilla Altıkat

Canadians will once again gather to remember the Turkish military attaché Colonel Atilla Altıkat, who was gunned down by Armenian terrorists in Ottawa thirty-four years ago. Colonel Altıkat was the very first and only victim of international terrorism on Canadian soil. Canadians of Turkish origin call on all relevant agencies and  political leaders to stand [...]

CTC Condemns Barbarous Terrorist Attack in Istanbul

OTTAWA, ON July 2, 2016 – The Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) strongly condemns the barbarous terror attack carried out on June 28, 2016 at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. A National Day of Mourning has been declared in Turkey to mourn the victims of the heinous terrorist attack, which claimed more than 40 [...]

Turkish Canadian Community Raises Money for CHEO

CTC hosted a lecture on “Armenian Allegations from Historical and International Law Perspectives” by Dr. Mehmet Perinçek on April 28th, 2016.

Today’s Ottawa Citizen: CTC Remembers All Victims of the Ottoman-Armenian Conflict

Today’s Ottawa Metro Newspaper: CTC Remembers All Victims of the Ottoman-Armenian Conflict

CTC Remembers All Victims of the Ottoman-Armenian Conflict

Ottawa, ON, April 22, 2016 – This year once again we remember with sadness and respect the memory of the victims of the Ottoman-Armenian conflict during the First World War. As Canadians we stand for truth and reconciliation. The conflict began when Armenian nationalist groups (Dashnaks and Hunchaks) revolted against the Ottoman Empire, while collaborating [...]

April 23 Children’s Day

OTTAWA, ON  April 22, 2016 -  On April 23 1920 National Assembly of Turkish Republic was established.  The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, dedicated April 23 to the children of the country to emphasize that they are the future of the new nation. Turkey’s April 23 Children’s Day is a first in the world. [...]

CTC Condemns Heinous Terrorist Attack that Killed 37 and Wounded 125 in Ankara

OTTAWA, ON March 16, 2016 – The Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) strongly condemns the terrorist attack that killed at least 37 and wounded 125 others in the Kizilay district of downtown Ankara, Turkey on Sunday, March 13, 2016. It is believed that the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) itself or an affiliate is responsible for [...]

MTS 2016 Annual Conference

A panel on ‘“Ethnic Terrorism and Canadian Response”

Co-hosted by the Hon. Senator Anne Cools and the Council of Turkish Canadians at the Senate of Canada on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

The French Constitutional Court Rules: An event cannot be considered a genocide unless it is established as such by a competent court

OTTAWA, ON February 9, 2016 – The Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) is pleased to inform the Canadian public and parliamentarians that the French Constitutional Council, France’s Highest Court, has upheld the Gayssot Act, a law criminalizing Holocaust denial, rejecting claims that Holocaust denial should be protected free speech.  In 2012, France’s Constitutional Council had struck [...]

From Ottoman to Ottawa (http://www.ottawalife.com/2015/12/from-ottoman-to-ottawa/)

Canada is a nation of immigrants with a long and proud tradition of celebrating diversity. Part of that diversity includes citizens of Turkish origin. Turks first arrived in Canada in 1901 in small numbers from the Ottoman Empire, working mainly in Ontario in mining and logging camps. However, deteriorating relations between the Ottoman Empire and Europe and Commonwealth countries, combined [...]

Council of Turkish Canadians hosted a conference on December 9, 2015

CTC Welcomes The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights Judgement on Perinçek v. Switzerland

OTTAWA, ON October 23, 2015 – The Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) is pleased to inform the Canadian public and parliamentarians that the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of Perinçek. It affirmed the earlier decision of the European Court of Human Rights invalidating the Swiss law that criminalized [...]

CTC Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack on Peace Rally of Civilians in Ankara, Turkey

OTTAWA, ON October 13, 2015 – The Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) strongly condemns the barbaric act of terror on a Peace Rally of Civilians in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct 10, 2015, which left at least 97 dead and 246 wounded. This brutal and senseless attack will not deter the people of Turkey from their commitment to “Peace at Home; [...]

CTC Condemns Deadly PKK Terrorist Attacks in Turkey

OTTAWA, ON September 9, 2015 – The Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) strongly condemns the recent wave of  senseless terrorist attacks by the Marxist Leninist Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in Turkey.  In the latest armed attack on Sunday, September 6th, PKK guerrilla terrorists targeted Turkish soldiers by remote-control explosive devices in the town of Dağlıca in Turkey’s southeastern [...]

Remembering Turkish Military Attaché Colonel Atilla Altikat

Ottawa, ON – On Thursday, August 27, 2015, Canadians will once again gather to remember the Turkish military attaché Colonel Atilla Altıkat, who was gunned down by Armenian terrorists in Ottawa thirty-three years ago. Colonel Altıkat was the very first and only victim of international terrorism on Canadian soil. The Turkish community in Canada calls [...]

Reconciliation – Not Hatred, Fairness – Not Insult

This year, once again we remember and respect the memory of victims of the Ottoman-Armenian conflict during the First World War. The conflict started with  well-documented armed revolt of Armenian nationalist groups (Dashnaks and Hunchaks) against the empire. They committed high treason by collaborating and joining the invading Russian forces. This resulted in their relocation [...]

We won’t spam you and we will not sell your email address (see our Privacy Policy).