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Turkish Student Association


The Turkish Student Association serves to foster interaction between the Turkish community and American community here at NC State University. By organizing and promoting several culturally-immersive events throughout the school year, the group works to introduce Turkish culture to members of both the university and general public. Additionally, the organization serves to support Turkish students during their transition to NC State, creating a nurturing, inclusive community on campus for international students to learn and be successful.



News & Upcoming Events




Dance Party

Thursday, Feb. 13 | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Event information: The Turkish Student Association is hosting a Dance Party in Talley Student Union’s Ocracoke Ballroom. Come enjoy a fun night of music and dancing! Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served. Doors open at 8:00pm and will stay open until 11:00pm. Admission is FREE and donations are encouraged.




Dinner and a Movie: Turkish Edition

Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Event information: Join Turkish Student Association for dinner and a movie. Enjoy a Turkish dinner at Fountain Dining Hall before a screening of Ayla: The Daughter of War at Witherspoon Cinema. The dinner starts at 4:30 pm and the screening starts at 6:30 pm. The film screening is free but tickets must be reserved in advance. Click here for more information.






Commemoration of the Gallipoli War

Sunday, March 17 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Event Information: Join Turkish Student Association for a film screening commemorating the Gallipoli War. Russell Crowe’s Water Diviner will be screened at the Witherspoon Campus Cinema. Admission is FREE and donations are encouraged.




Turkish Republic Day Celebration

Monday, Oct. 29 | 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Event Information: Join Turkish Student Association in celebrating Turkey’s Republic Day. The celebration will be held at the NC State Park Alumni Center on Centennial Campus and will include dinner and refreshments. Enjoy live musical performances by guest band, NY Gypsy All-Stars, and learn more about the significance of Turkey’s historic day. Be sure to buy your tickets online here before they are all sold out!

Admission: $15 for students and $25 for general admission.


















Turkish Picnic                           

Sunday, April 22 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Event Information: Turkish Student Association is organizing a Spring Picnic on Sunday April 22nd to celebrate the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day at Durant Nature Preserve Sassafras Shelter. The admission cost ($7 for adults/students and $5 for children) covers the food, drinks and games but please feel free to show off your cooking skills by bringing extra food. Click on the link to purchase your ticket. If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact us (



L.E.A.D. Awards Presentation Ceremony

Wednesday, April 18 | 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Turkish Student Association (TSA) has been recognized as the Most Outstanding Student Organization by Student Involvement.

Award Description: “This award will recognize an organization new to the campus since April 1, 2017. The organization will demonstrate a progression of growth, improvement, and achievement throughout the year as indicated by their programming and membership. Along with carrying out the organizational mission, fostering personal and professional excellence in its members, this organization should also have a positive impact on the NC State and surrounding community.”



Kedi Documentary Screening

Saturday, April 7 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

If you are a cat lover, you do not want to miss this event! Turkish Student Association (TSA) is screening a movie about the cats of Istanbul on Saturday April, 7th at 7pm in Witherspoon Cinema. Admission is free.

Synopsis: Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul, freely. For thousands of years, they have wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these cats live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame- and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could. 



Turkish Music and Dance Night

Saturday, March 31 | 6:00 pm – Midnight

Event Information: Turkish Student Association (TSA) at NC State is organizing another great event, Turkish Music and Dance Night, on Saturday, March 31st at Talley Student Union – BR Mountain Ballroom, 6:00pm. There will be live music bands, belly dancers, a dance group, DJ, authentic dinner, refreshments, competitions, and raffles. Our biggest prize for the raffle are two TSA-sponsored round trip tickets to Turkey. 

Tickets available at:

Admission: $10 for adults, $7 for students, and $5 for children (age 4+).



2018 International Festival

Friday, March 23 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



18 Mart Canakkale Sehitleri Anma Toreni

Sunday, March 18 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



Mustang Screening

Thursday, March 1 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event Information: Turkish Student Association (TSA) will be hosting a screening of Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s 2016 Oscar-nominated film, Mustang, at Witherspoon Cinema.

Synopsis: Deniz Gamze Ergüven goes beyond evoking the mystery and marvels of the world of adolescent girls to decry the denial of women’s rights the world over. Mustang begins at the point when the childhoods of five orphaned sisters in the Turkish countryside come to an abrupt end: when their grandmother and uncle learn they have been seen splashing around in the sea with boys, they lock them up inside the house. From there, things only get worse: medical virginity checks, arranged marriages, suicide… But the film holds our interest and carries our hope through the unrelenting rebellion of the youngest sister, Lale, who will not accept to be deprived of attending her favorite soccer team’s game, just as she will not stand to watch yet another sister be forced into a stranger’s arms. Lale’s long-planned escape from oppression and the sisters’ unbreakable bonds and explosive liveliness in the face of a repressive society are the giddy counterbalances to a sobering account of a state of affairs that holds true for millions of young women. As such, Mustang, a French co-production and nominee for the 2016 Academy Award for best foreign film, is not only a profoundly enjoyable viewing experience, but an essential one.