The Association of Turkish Cypriots Abroad (ATCA)
, is an organization of expatriate Turkish Cypriots
and Turkish Cypriot supporters who seek to spread information about the de facto unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Founded in July 2003, a web site was created which would attempt to address the problems of the de facto
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and that of the Turkish Cypriot diaspora
ATCA's objectives are to effectively Lobby and communicate the cause of the Turkish Cypriots to worldwide leaders and international institutions. And to organise and unite the Turkish Cypriots. As clear and concise information can not be communicated without organisation and unity, ATCA seeks to raise awareness about the Cyprus issue
, and work towards uniting the Turkish Cypriots worldwide into a cohesive lobbying group.
The Motto of ATCA is: Respect, Equality, Recognition.
ATCA has collated a vast amount of information regarding the issues concerning Cyprus
: historical documents, statements, plans, pictures, facts and figures. Up to date news is presented by ATCA, for the purpose of enlightening decision makers, and also interested people regarding the Cyprus issue.
ATCA consists of opinionative writers and personnel. It is non-political, and is not affilitaed with any political or religious group.
ATCA has an online petition calling for the embargoes on the Turkish Cypriots to be lifted.