PTAA, Pittsburgh Turkish American Association, was founded in 1973 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and is currently registered as a non-profit organization in Pennsylvania.
It traditionally serves the tri-state area around Pittsburgh, including Western Pennsylvania, Easter Ohio, and West Virginia. PTAA is a member of the ATAA, Assembly of Turkish American Associations. In the recent years, PTAA and TASA, University of Pittsburgh Turkish American Student Association, collaborated in joint activities to the benefit of the Turkish-American community. In its most active years, PTAA published and delivered a periodical "PTAA Digest" to more than 1000 recipients all over the USA. The purpose of the association is given in its by-laws as follows:
Since the advent of the Internet, the periodical has been discontinued. Instead, a web page has been introduced. In the recent years, the main activities of the PTAA has been:
Since 2000, PTAA also supported the TNR, Turkish Nationality Room, which is planned to be built in the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh Campus.
One of the new activities the new executive committee is planning to introduce is to provide services to Turks who come to Pittsburgh for the first time. These services include finding short term living quarters, helping with information and arranging transportation.
The PTAA elections are held every year at the end of September or the beginning of October and officers are elected from the members who are in good standing.
PTAA is registered as a charitable organization with the Department of State's Bureau of Charitable Organizations (Certificate of Registration).
P.O. Box 7545
Pittsburgh, PA 15213