The Fifth Annual Turkic Day organized by Turkish Cultural Center Connecticut (TCCC) and Council of Turkic American Associations (CTAA) took place in Connecticut State Capitol on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 with a great participation.
The reception was opened with US and Turkey’s national anthems and followed by the remarks. Omer Faruk Kizilcik, president of the TCC Connecticut delivered his welcome speech and extended his appreciation to the state capitol and organizing committee for making the event happen.
House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz and House Republican Leader Rep. Themis Klarides delivered their remarks on behalf of the Host Committee. Attorney General George Jepsen was among the attendees.
TCCC served several dishes from authentic Turkish cuisine to the guests. The program also included a Turkish art exhibition, live Ebru-art, and Turkish Calligraphy demonstrations.
The program was hosted by the Connecticut legislators: Majority Leader Rep. Joe Aresimowicz, House Republican Leader Rep. Themis Klarides, Deputy Speaker Rep. Kevin Ryan, Deputy Speaker Rep. Peggy Sayers, Assistant Deputy Speaker Rep. Lou Esposito, Deputy Majority Leader Sen. Andrew Maynard, Deputy Majority Leader Rep. Russell Morin, Deputy Majority Leader Rep. Juan Candelaria, State Rep. Kim Rose, and State Rep. Kelly Luxenberg.