Turkish Students Association @ OSU


Turkish Students Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to represent the Republic of Turkey on the Ohio State University campus.

Through social and cultural activities, TSA attempts to develop an exchange between Turkish students, non-Turkish students and the general community.

TSA membership and activities are open to people of all ages and cultures. Membership can be acquired by contacting any member of the TSA Executive Committee. We invite you to tour our homepage and join our mailing list.

We sincerely hope we will see you amongst us soon.

Support Us

It is with the immense support and generous donations of the TSA members that any of our activities are possible. The TSA Executive Committee would like to thank each and every member for making our hard work worth the effort. If you have not yet become a member of the TSA and would like to do so, please contact a member of the TSA Executive Committee.

Republic Day Ball

October 12, 2013 at 12:49, by TSA Executive Committee, in: Announcements

Dear Members and Friends,

It’s that time of the year again, and we are happy to announce that TAACO’s executive committee is organizing a great event for this year’s Turkish Republic Day Ball. We hope that most of you can join us to celebrate this big event. You can find the details about the event below, but before that we would like to get your attention to a couple of important things;

1) Thanks to the sponsor families in TAACO, the admission fee for the event is $35 for TSA-members. ($55 for TAACO members, and $65 for others) However, if you would like to attend, you need to reserve a place by October 20 Sunday at latest. Unfortunately, if you miss the reservation deadline, TAACO will not be able to reserve a spot for you, since the meal order should be placed a couple of days before the event date.

2) To complete your reservation, there are two things we ask you to do by October 20;

a. Paying the admission fee: Here is the contact information of TSA executive-committee.
Call us or e-mail us, so we can meet on campus and take your payment (cash or check).
If you go with the check option, please write the check for “TAACO”.

Catherine Ecem Dikilitas, dikilitas.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu
Cosan Caglayan, cosan.caglayan@gmail.com
Mehmet Can Kurt, kurt.mcan@gmail.com
Emre Cinkilic, cinkilic.1@osu.edu
Ozgur Dalkilic, dalkilic.1@osu.edu

b. Selecting a main dinner and a dessert: Please follow the link
below to do this, and indicate your selection next to your name;


Important Note: Unfortunately, if you cancel your reservation after October 20, we won’t be able
to refund your money, since the order would have been placed already. Sorry if this causes
any inconvenience.

Please e-mail tsayonkur@gmail.com if you have any other questions.

Now, here are the details about the event;

Date: 26 October, Saturday, 6pm
Place: Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell, OH 43065
Program: 6:00pm-7:30pm Reception (cash bar and appetizer service)…7:30pm: Main Meal Service
Fee: $35 for TSA Members, $55 for TAACO members , $65 for others
(if you want to become a TSA member before registering for this event, please contact us)

-House Salad
-Main Course (Please choose one):
a. Oven Roasted Chicken with Wild Mushrooms and Sundried Tomatos + Oven Roasted Red Skin + Fresh Vegetable Medley
b. Filet of Beef + Au Gratin Potatos + Fresh Vegetable Medley
c. Baked Citrus Tilapia + Oven Roasted Red Skin Potatoes + Fresh Vegetable Medley
Your choice of Vegetable & Starch, Rolls & Herbed Butter, Coffee, Iced Tea or Lemonade

Kids Menu (kids younger than 10 yrs old): Chicken Fingers + Vegetable Medley with Fruit Cup

-Desert (Please choose one):
a.Chocolate Mousse
b.New York Style Cheesecake

We hope to see all of you there.

Thank you,

Fall Trip – Scare Fair Haunted Attractions at Harold’s Haunted Cornfield

October 8, 2013 at 16:59, by TSA Executive Committee, in: Announcements

Brace yourselves, Halloween is coming!
Just join us and have some fun at “Scare Fair Haunted Attractions at Harold’s Haunted Cornfield”.
Time: Saturday, October 12, 7:30PM
Place: Scare Fair Haunted Attractions at Harold’s Haunted Cornfield
Address: 5891 State Route 196, Cridersville, OH 45806

*Admissions & rates at the gate: $15 (all three attractions + cornfield)
**For more information visit: http://scarefair.entertainerohio.com/
***IF YOU NEED A RIDE or can give a ride to other members please add your name to our list below:


TSA & TAACO Hocking Hills Trip

September 27, 2013 at 17:23, by mcan, in: Announcements

Dear members and friends, come and join us for a great time in the outdoors! While enjoying the fabulous views, take a deep breath of fresh fall air at the Hocking Hills this Saturday! (September 27)

What are we going to do?

12:30 pm – 02:00pm: Picnic
(Food (sandwiches) and drinks will be provided to TSA and TAACO members, but you can also bring your own picnic pack.)

02:00 pm – 05:00pm: Hiking (Trail: Old Mans Cave)

***If you have any questions please reach the committee members via email at tsayonkur@gmail.com


Republic Day Ball (29 Ekim Cumhuriyet Balosu)

October 16, 2011 at 19:57, by Erdem Erkılıç, in: Announcements, Events

We are happy to announce that TAACO’s executive committee is in the process of organizing yet another great event for this year’s Turkish Republic Day Ball.

We have several special guests this year; we invited Turkish General Consul in Chicago Mr. Fatih Yildiz and he is planning to join us with his family. In addition, Ohio Congressman Mr. Steve Stivers accepted our invitation. Also, Mr. Yenal Kucuker and his colleagues from ATAA will try to travel from Washington DC one more time to meet Turkish Americans and students living in Central Ohio.

We hope that most of you can join us to celebrate this big event together with our guests.

IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Please respond by October 21st as TAACO needs us to submit them a Guest List for reserving the room and other arrangments.

We are accepting your reservations through regular mail this year.  We are hoping that this will eliminate the waiting line at the door. Here is the information on how to register:

1 – You will find two attached files to this announcement. One is for you to renew/become a TSA member. The other one is your invitation to Republic Day Ball Reception & Dinner. Please print both forms.

2 - Please include your name and your family members’ names on the invitation form.

3 – Circle the dinner option(s) and dessert option(s) for you and your family members on the invitation form.

4 – Complete the TSA membership form for 2011-2012 to become a member. (Please note that you do not have to become a member to attend this event. Also, you do not need to complete membership form if you already did it during Welcome Party or Coffee Social).

5 – For payments, you can go with the one of the options below that is the most convenient for you:

a) Check by Mail: Mail To –> Derya Gol – 2015 Neil Ave Ste 205 Columbus, Ohio, 4320-1210

Checks should be written to Turkish Students Association.

You can use campus mail free of charge for deliveries on campus. You can find the drop off locations for campus mail in the following link: http://receivingandmail.osu.edu/droplocations.aspx

b) Online Check: Send To –>Turkish Students Association – 2015 Neil Ave Ste 205 Columbus, Ohio, 4320-1210

c) In Person by Cash: Meet with –> Derya Gol – 2015 Neil Ave Ste 205 Columbus, Ohio, 4320-1210

Call at 614 – 589 2797 or e-mail at gol.1@osu edu to set up a time

Please e-mail Sevengul Yildirim yildirim.13@osu.edu or Derya Gol gol.1@osu.edu if you have questions.

Turkish Students Association Membership Form

Republic Day Ball 2011 Invitation Form

Fall Trip – Mansfield Haunted House

October 9, 2011 at 23:51, by Erdem Erkılıç, in: Announcements
“Event Every Week” continues. This week’s event will be the Fall Trip to Mansfield Haunted House.
This will be a daily trip. We will meet at the designated location and carpool.  At the end of the event, we will return to Columbus the same way.
What: Halloween Themed Trip to Mansfield Haunted House (http://www.hauntedx.com/index.html)
Where: 2913 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202 – Kroger at University City Center near University Village
When: Saturday, October 15th at 5.30pm
Tickets: $17 per person. You can get your tickets online at http://www.hauntedx.com/tickets.html
In order for us to arrange the carpool, please respond to <tsayonkur@gmail.com> if you can give a ride or if you need a ride.
Hope to see you all.

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