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Mar 16, 2007
Protest against House Resolution H.RES.106

January 16, 2002
Commemoration of slain diplomats and condemnation of terrorism

April 16, 2001
ACR 22 and the State “Model” Curriculum for Human Rights and Genocide.

March 12, 2001
Resolutions ACR22 and SJR 5 Are Wrong and Grossly Unfair to Turkish-Americans

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ACR 22 and the State “Model” Curriculum for Human Rights and Genocide.

Los Altos, CA, April 16, 2001 – Assembly Concurrent Resolution 22 (ACR 22), as amended completely from its original form, now refers to the “Model Curriculum for Human Rights and Genocide”, published by the California State Department of Education, hails it as exemplary, and recommends State sponsored workshops and seminars to encourage teachers to use …

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Commemoration of slain diplomats and condemnation of terrorism

Los Altos, CA, January 27, 2002 – On Saturday, January 27, 1973, the consul general of Turkey in Los Angeles, Mehmet Baydar, and vice consul Bahadir Demir, were murdered in a treacherous attack by Gourgen M. Yanikian, an Armenian-American, who lured the unsuspecting diplomats to a friendly gathering in Santa Barbara. At that time these …

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PRESS RELEASE – MARCH 19, 2007

Los Altos, CA; March 19, 2007- On Friday, March 16, 2007, representatives of the Turkish American community in San Francisco Bay Area visited House Speaker’s Nancy Pelosi’s district office in San Francisco. The twenty-person group met with the Deputy District Director and conveyed the deep concerns and frustration of our community about the House Resolution …

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Resolutions ACR22 and SJR 5 Are Wrong and Grossly Unfair to Turkish-Americans

Los Altos, CA, March 12, 2001 – Two resolutions (ACR 22 and SJR 5) being brought before the California State Legislature by Assemblyman Frommer and Senators Poochigian and Speier and other co-authors, respectively, are a repeat of previous resolutions blaming Turks for an alleged “Armenian genocide”. The language of these resolutions, with the repetitious use …

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