Republic Day Celebration

This year we will celebrate the Republic Day via online meeting!

This year we cannot celebrate the most important national day of Republic of Turkey with a ball event, but still we believe that we will acknowledge the importance of day with a couple of events:

– On-site celebration took place on Thursday October 29 2:00 pm: TACAM board members gathered around the Atatürk bust to put a wreath, and sing the national anthem. This was followed by d duo violin performance by Dilek Engin and Deniz Çağlarcan. The event was broadcasted live the internet and can now be viewed here.

– Virtual program on Sunday November 1st at 11:00 am: The program includes Consul General of Turkey in Chicago, Mr. Engin Türesin; Prof. Dr. Timur Kocaoğlu, live music by Dr. Zeynep Başaran, celebratory videos prepared by our high school chapter, and silent auction.

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here.

Details of the program:

11:00 am National Anthem and Moment of Silence
11:05 am Opening Remarks by Consul General of Chicago Engin Türesin
11:15 am Video Screening on Republic Day by THSC
11:25 am Prof. Dr. Timur Kocaoğlu: “The Impact of Turkish Miracle on Turkic Nations in Central Asia”
11:45 am Music by Zeynep Başaran
12:00 pm Live music performance by violists Dilek Engin & Deniz Çağlarcan
12:10 pm End of Silent Auction and Closing

We are also organizing an online SILENT AUCTION which is already live and can be accessed here. There are over 60 items that you may like for yourself or for some one as a gift. We suggest viewing it on your computer. Cell phone app may not let you view all of them. You can bid on any item after reviewing the current bid. We appreciate if you keep in mind that this is a fundraiser, so consider bidding higher than the fair price. Please note some items are only available for local pickup. Payment instructions will be sent to winners following the end of our program.

We hope all of our friends plan to attend this year’s Republic Day celebration, be as one, united in our shared love of the country, the people, the culture all that makes Turkish culture a real treasure to enjoy, and cheer up for the 97th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey!

Hope to see you there.