As the Utah Turkish community, we’re deeply saddened with the devastating earthquakes that struck Southern Türkiye on February 6th, 2023. With almost 40,000 lives lost and rising, this quake is the worst disaster in modern Turkish history. Most of our members here have family members, friends back in Turkey who have lost their homes, loved ones, access to shelter, clean water and many essential needs. Continuous funding is urgently needed to help people affected by the earthquakes survive this crisis and begin their recovery.
We are raising funds to purchase tents, sleeping bags and portable restrooms and help with school supplies for children who currently live in tents or containers. We are in direct direct communication with groups, individuals and organization who are carefully vetted by us and all 100 % volunteers. Thank you so much for reaching out to donate items. It’s logistically less efficient to collect random items and ship them. Needs change day by day, area by area. We would be more helpful if we can pivot help to respond to immediate and changing needs with financial ability.
Please see our donate page for ways to support us. Any amount would be very helpful. There might be many ways to support us. If you have a venue that we can host our fundraising event or offer your talent, products to sponsor our events we’re open to suggestions.

Utah Türk Amerikan Derneği

Turkish American Association of Utah

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We try to be together at certain intervals, we organize picnics and concerts, if you are Turkish, contact us.

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Utah man worries about loved ones back home in Turkey

 More than 6,000 people were killed in Turkey and Syria in a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. A desperate search-and-rescue effort is now underway for survivors trapped beneath the rubble of thousands of buildings, but the weather is now hampering the search.

Utah Turkish American Association finding ways to help after 7.8 earthquake

A group of five gathered in a Salt Lake living room Monday night, in disbelief.

Bringing in their friend Ahmet Emre via video chat, the group — all Turkish Americans — began to talk about what they’ve been hearing from family and friends in Turkey.

Utahns rush to help Turks back home following devastating earthquake

Although the Utah’s Turkish community only adds up to, at most, 1,000 residents, they are working hard to do what they can to help their country in its time of need following this week’s devastating earthquake.

Turkish Americans in Utah raise funds for earthquake relief

About 30 minutes after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, Ahmet Emre received a phone call from a friend in Turkey.

Candlelight Vigil at Capitol Building to Honor Thousands Who Died in Turkey

Utah Turkish American Association joined those in Utah at the Utah State Capitol to honor and support those in Turkey and Syria after the earthquake took tens of thousands of lives.


February 2023
Feb 25
25 February 2023
Utah State Capitol Building, Utah State Capitol Building
salt lake city, UT 84103 United States

Vigil in memory of the thousands who died in Turkiye earthquake and in solidarity with survivors.   Location: Utah State Capitol Building,-111.8881773,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xec6d0cba75d8fd4a!8m2!3d40.7774076!4d-111.8881773

January 2023
Jan 28
28 January 2023
Univeristy of Utah Union Building Movie Theatre, 200 S Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah
salt lake city, UT United States

Free Movie Night 28 Ocak Cumartesi günü saat 6.30’da Filmin ismi: Naim Film Türkçe ama ingilizce alt yazılı olacağı için yabancı arkadaşlarınızı da davet edebilirsiniz. Yeri: Univeristy of Utah Union …

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October 2022
Oct 29
29 October 2022
Spy Hop Rooftop 208 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, Spy Hop Rooftop 208 W 900 S
salt lake city, 84101 United States

Etkinlik Bitti. 29 Ekim Cumhuriyet Bayramı’nın 99.yılını yaklaşık 100 yerli ve yabancı kişinin katılımıyla büyük bir coşkuyla Spy Hop Rooftop’da kutladık. Türk yemeklerinin ve iceceklerinin sunuldugu bu gün, günün anlam …

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Oct 08
08 October 2022
Sugar House, 1330 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, 84106 United States

8 Ekim Cumartesi gunu saat 1’de Sugar House Park ta yilin son piknigi Her zamanki gibi gelirken paylaşmak için yiyecek getirirseniz seviniriz. Içecekler, cay ve catal, kasik, bardak vb dernek …

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