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21 Mar
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Speech by NZ Associate Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon Todd McClay at ANZAC Centenary Dinner

Delivered on March 20th, 2015 at ATA Alliance ANZAC Centenary Dinner

ANZAC Centenary Dinner

“Celebrating 100 Years of Friendship”

Delighted to be joining you this evening at this ANZAC Centenary dinner, organised by the Australian Turkish Advocacy Alliance.

2015 is a special year for our three countries.
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21 Mar
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Speech by Senator The Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells at ANZAC Centenary Dinner

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SENATOR THE HON CONCETTA FIERRAVANTI – WELLS
PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES LIBERAL SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES

Speech

Australian Turkish Advocacy Alliance ANZAC Centenary Dinner
The Waterview, Bicentennial Park, Homebush
20 March 2015

Can I thank for your warm welcome and start by acknowledging my Federal Parliamentary colleagues, Shadow Minister Jason Clare and Laurie Fergusson; my State colleague Linda Volz; Associate Minister for Foreign Affairs for New Zealand, the Honourable Todd McClay; Auburn Mayor Ronny Oueik and Councillor Semra Batik; Ambassador; Consuls General; Ertunc Ozen thank you so much to you and to your office bearers of the Alliance and member associations for your kind invitation here today; Acting President of RSL Peter Stephenson OAM; many distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen.

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10 Mar
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Armenian Lobby Hatred Laid Bare

by Ertunc Ozen, CEO of Australian Turkish Advocacy Alliance

Since its inception ATA-A’s main goal was to try to get community leaders to see the very real dangers in making a political football of foreign historical events. This is especially so given our multicultural community and harmony. We have never shied away from debating issues, and in fact welcome informed debate (rather than megaphone diplomacy), and keenly await the day we can sit down and discuss, with mutual respect, our common history with certain Armenian and Greek lobby groups.

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06 Mar
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03.03.2015 – The Demolition of the Ancient Assyrian City of Nimrud

ATA-A Media Release

The Demolition of the Ancient Assyrian City of Nimrud by ISIS-Daesh Terrorists

March 6th, 2015

As the Australian Turkish Advocacy Alliance (‘ATA-A’), we are shocked by the reports that the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud is being bulldozed by the ISIS-Daesh Terrorists, started on Thursday.
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