Mission

The Turkish Australian Community

  • Educate the general public about Turkey and Turkish Australians and voice their opinion on critical issues to interested parties.
  • Engage and cultivate a new generation of young Turkish Australian leaders.
  • Promote and advance the interests of the Turkish Australian community and Turks.
  • Foster friendship, understanding and cooperation between the Australia and Turkey.
  • Protect the character and ensure a realistic portrayal of Turkey and Turkish Australians in the media and the arts.
  • Serve as a think tank of expertise and a clearinghouse of information on Turkey and Australians of Turkish descent.
  • Identify and recognise the achievements of Turkish Australians in academia, arts, business, education, government, public service and science.

In carrying out its mission, A-TC is committed to building coalitions and working with all like minded organisations, based on shared values and goals, on the local, state and national levels in the sponsorship and organisation of Educational programs on Turkish Australian issues, Turkish heritage and Turkey.

  • Civic consciousness seminars on issues affecting Turkish Australians and the importance for Turkish Australians being involved in the political process.
  • Scholarships and internship programs for Turkish Australians interested in political science, public administration and communication.
  • News dissemination about the Turkish Australian perspective on critical issues and the activities and achievements of Turkish Australians.
  • Educational and cultural tours between Turkey and the Australia.
  • Sister city relationships between Turkish and Australian cities.