06 Mar

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.

04 Mar

Soft power, Samantha Power and soft intellectuals

by Tal Buenos (*)

Power considerations explain the lingering genocide accusation campaign against Turkey. In international relations, power means the ability to get another state to do what it otherwise would not do. From the perspective of the U.S., how does it try to get Turkey to do things that Turkey would otherwise not do? The fact that the U.S. and Turkey have been enjoying mutually beneficial military and economic cooperation has two clear meanings. One, it would not be rational for the U.S. to threaten Turkey through military action or economic sanctions and two, there is a strong incentive for the U.S. to find ways to maintain this high level of cooperation either through obvious rewards or through a semblance of them.


16 Feb

16.02.2015 – SMH Article about Multicultural NSW Guidelines on February 16th 2015

MEDIA RELEASE : SMH Article about Multicultural NSW Guidelines
on February 16th 2015

February 16th, 2015

As the Australian Turkish Advocacy Alliance (“ATA-A”) We strongly oppose the assertions by the Sydney Morning Herald made on Monday Feb 16, 2015. ATA-A was founded by many Australian Turkish associations as an umbrella organisation in 2013 to advocate on behalf of the interests of the Australian Turkish community. One of our many roles is to advocate against turning foreign historical conflicts into a political football in Australia. (more…)

05 Feb

Who is responsible for the closing of Turkish-Armenian border ?

by Maxime Gauin

A growing campaign, inside and outside Turkey, is advocating the opening of the Turkish-Armenian border, without asking anything of Armenia, as if the Turkish government was the only, or at least the main, actor responsible for the current situation. To understand the real causes of blockade, we can begin with two recent events. This, month, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited his Armenian counterpart to the centennial of the Çanakkale (Gallipoli) battle. Mr. Serge Sarkisian answered negatively. After all, he had the right to refuse, but his letter was unsophisticated and aggressive. He stressed the Armenian sufferings only.