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April 23 Children’s Day

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. By dedicating this important national day [...]

Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) hosted a press conference: “WWI 100th Anniversary – Human Suffering in Eastern Anatolia” at the Parliamentary Press Gallery on February 26th, 2015

The Council of Turkish Canadians, in collaboration with the Carleton University presented A Community Out-Reach Conference on 13 -14 March, 2015

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN ANZAC, BRITISH, FRENCH AND TURKISH SOLDIERS AT GALLIPOLI, 18 MARCH 1915

The Council of Turkish Canadians remembers, in sadness but as well with special pride, all the Fallen Soldiers on 18 March 1915 at Gallipoli in the Great War. These soldiers from Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere from the British and French Empires came to conquer the Turkish Straits. In the year-long assault and after hundreds of [...]

STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF 30th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN TERRORIST ATTACK ON THE TURKISH EMBASSY

On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack by three heavily-armed members of the Armenian Revolutionary Army on the Turkish Embassy on March 12, 1985, Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) commemorates and pays tribute to the memory of a Canadian security officer,Mr. Claude Brunelle,  a 31-year-old student from the University of [...]

CTC Condemns the disruption caused by radical Armenian groups of the conference given at the University of Toronto on February 27, 2015

OTTAWA, ON  March 2, 2015 -  The Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) condemns the disruption caused by radical Armenian groups of the conference given at the University of Toronto on February 27, 2015  by world renowned historian Prof. Justin McCarthy and a prominent human rights lawyer Bruce Fein who is an expert on Genocide on [...]

Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) hosted a press conference: “WWI 100th Anniversary – Human Suffering in Eastern Anatolia” at the Parliamentary Press Gallery on February 26th, 2015

Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) hosted a press conference: “WWI 100th  Anniversary -   Human Suffering in Eastern Anatolia” at the Parliamentary Press Gallery on February 26th, 2015. The following link provides a video clip of presentations made by Professor Justin McCarthy, Professor and Historian at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, and Mr. Bruce Fein, a [...]

Does M-380 promote bullying in schools and ethnic hate in Canada?

On April 21, 2004 Parliament adopted the private members bill M-380 labelling the tragic events of 1915 in the eastern provinces of Ottoman Empire as “Armenian Genocide” and declaring them as “a crime against humanity” [...]

German Government Refuses to Label events of 1915 in Eastern Anatolia as Genocide

OTTAWA, ON January 28, 2015 – The government of Germany has declared that it is against labeling the tragic events in Eastern Anatolia in 1915 as Genocide as claimed by Armenians. [...]

CTC Condemns Terrorist Attacks Against Journalist and Law Enforcement in Paris, Istanbul and Yemen

OTTAWA, ON January 12, 2015 – Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) condemns terrorist attacks that killed 12 people, including law enforcement and journalists, at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, 37 people at the Yemen Police Academy, and two at the Istanbul Police Department.[...]

Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) and Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) jointly hosted a breakfast meeting at Parliamentary Restaurant on December 9th, 2014

Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) Condemns Gun Attack at Parliament Hill, Ottawa, on Oct 22, 2014

Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC), condemns the brutal and senseless terrorist assault of an armed man killing a Canadian soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa, and attacking the security forces at the Parliament Hill on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. [...]

Council of Turkish Canadians, in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy and Carleton University, presented the lecture by Prof.Kemal Kirisci on Thursday, September 25th, 2014

 

CTC Press Release Regarding Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada in Remembrance of Those Interned in Canada During the First World War

The Council of Turkish Canadians, while welcoming Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Statement of 22/08/2014 in remembrance of those new Canadians wrongfully interned in Canada during the First World War, is nevertheless sad that the PM has excluded from his list Turks from the then-Ottoman Empire , especially those living in Brantford, Ont. [...]

Remembering Turkish Military Attaché Colonel Atilla Altikat, the Only Diplomat Assassinated on Canadian Soil

Ottawa, ON – On Wednesday August 27, 2014, Canadians will once again gather to remember the Turkish military attaché Colonel Atilla Altıkat, who was gunned down by Armenian terrorists in Ottawa thirty-two years ago. Colonel Altıkat was the very first and only victim of international terrorism on Canadian soil. The Turkish community in Canada [...]

CTC President Zahide Sezerman signed a New Gift Agreement with Carleton University to Provide 3-year Scholarships under the Modern Turkish Studies program.

Council of Turkish Canadians Condemns Gun Attack on Turkish Embassy in Moscow

The Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) strongly condemns the gun attack occurred at the Turkish Embassy in Moscow on Monday, August 18 by an Armenian origin suspect.

The attacker who opened fire with a rifle on the Turkish Embassy, has been identified as 43 year old Arthur Mirzoyan, an Armenian origin man, reportedly refused to explain his motive for the attack. Russian officials claimed that Mirzoyan might have attacked the embassy due to the tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan.[...]

CTC calls our Government to play a constructive role between Turks and Armenians

Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) recognizes the loss of lives of Turks, Armenians and other ethnic and religious groups during the tragic events of WWI in Anatolia, in the final years of the Ottoman Empire.  CTC calls on the Government of Canada, Parliament and all concerned parties to adopt a constructive role for the reconciliation of Turks and Armenians. Each [...]

CTC rejects the ANCC claims to implicate the tragic events in Syria to Ottoman Armenian conflict

Council of Turkish Canadians (CTC) is deeply concerned with the conflict in Syria between government forces and opposition groups. The CTC condemns all forms of human rights violations and continuing attacks on Syrian people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Recent tragic events in the coastal Syrian village of Kassab near the border with Turkey [...]

Using the word “Genocide” is not the way towards reconciliation

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