About Us

Turkish American Arts Society of New York (TAASNY) is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization established by Ibrahim Yazici in 
2007. The primary goal of TAASNY is to promote Turkish culture in the United States through different forms of art and to contribute 
to the developing image of Turkey abroad. TAASNY also takes pride in establishing itself as one of the influential resources to 
cultural and artistic organizations that are interested in Turkish culture.  
TAASNY has three main branches: Performing contemporary and traditional theatre plays, performing traditional shadow theatre named “Karagoz Everywhere” in English and Turkish languages, and performing classical music concerts with the orchestra 
named “New Manhattan Sinfonietta” (NMS). 
NMS was established in 2017 with Turkish Maestro Gürer Aykal with the chief aim of providing a platform for Turkish musicians and Turkish composers to perform in the United States. NMS has given two concerts at Carnegie Hall prior to today’s concert. The first one, named “A Call for World Peace” was performed in 2018 and dedicated to Turkish-Japanese friendship. The second one, named “Anatolian Inspirations,” was performed in 2020. 


Our community has had significant support from the "NY Consulate General of the Turkish Republic ", "Turkish Republic Cultural Ministry ", "Turkish State Theatres", and especially many formal and informal praise from organizations and individuals. This contributes to us moving forward with a more solid stride. 


Our society includes many professional artists that are still active in the industry and also an army full of volunteers that do not leave us alone. 


Thank you all for your interest in us. 


     -Turkish-American Arts Society of New York

Office Social Distancing

Safety during the pandemic is our top priority.

In an effort to reopen the arts in a safe matter, we abide by all safety protocols in respect to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Currently we are unable to accept any person that is under 12 to our performances as all audience members must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination upon entry.

Business Team

A world class team with world-class productions

Turkish American Arts Society of New York is always thinking of ways to raise the bar. In making sure we have productions that not only excite and inspire our audiences, we wouldn't be able to accomplish anything without an impresive team.

Our Team

Artists We've Worked With