An 18 Year Tradition!
As of this year, the Turkish Festival will have delighted Californians and visitors worldwide for 15 years!
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
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.