About

A 17 Year Tradition!


As of this year, the Turkish Festival will have delighted Californians and visitors worldwide for 15 years!

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About Monterey

The magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky and is recognized as an ideal vacation and business destination. While it is a given that the natural beauty of the area draws the visitor, it is the great hot deals in lodging provided by Monterey hotels and endless activities including golf, biking, sailing, wine tasting and dining in restaurants that keep one coming back.

This beautiful seaside community combines all the charm of small town America with an endless variety of recreational and cultural activities. Monterey's rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, 20 world-class golf courses, the world's best aquarium, hotels, a unique variety of shops and galleries and a spectacular assortment of parks and natural areas combine to provide a truly unrivaled place for your next getaway.

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Festival Organization Committee

Ilge Karancak - Executive Director

Yavuz V. Atila - Organization Committee Chair/ Founder/ Fundraising Coordinator

Organization Committee Members

Nurten Atila - TAAC Monterey Chapter President, Volunteer Coordinator

Ozden Matsu - Volunteer Coordinator

Meltem Dermanli-Clark - TAAC Vice President, Treasurer

Sahin Gunsel - Entertainment Coordinator

Saime Matsu - TAAC Arts & Culture Director, Setup Coordinator

Taner Kutup - Logistics/Supply Coordinator

About TAAC

The California Turkish Festival is supported by the Turkish American Association of California (TAAC). TAAC is a California 501 c(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation.

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