The Federation of Turkish American Associations will celebrate Turkey's Republic Day in New York on October 29. Kaya Boztepe, the president of the federation, said on Friday that the federation would organize a number of activities in New York on October 29 to mark Turkey's Republic Day.

"Ege University's folk dance group will perform a show titled 'Sari Zeybek' (Blonde Zeibek) at the Broadway on October 18," Boztepe told AA correspondent.

The show tells about the struggle from the War of Independence to foundation of the Republic of Turkey.
"We want to commemorate how we get organized in line with the secular republic and Ataturk's principles, our national struggle and Ataturk; and show them both Turks and our U.S. friends at the Broadway," Boztepe said.

Boztepe said there would be many activities at the Grand Central (train station) between October 20 and 23.
Turkish folk dance performances and a fashion show entitled "Ottoman to Republic of Turkey" would take place, and Turkey and Turkish food would be promoted during the events, Boztepe also said.

Boztepe said the aim of the Grand Central events would be promoting Turkey as almost one million passed through the train station every day.

"We want to promote Turkey's contemporary face, secular Republic and Ataturk to the Americans," he also said.

The Federation of Turkish American Associations aims to give a solid voice to the Turkish American Community by celebrating the richness of Turkish culture and the contribution of Turks to the United States as well as the world in general by interacting internationally and interculturally, to represent the presence of Turkishness in the United States while promoting and improving the image of the Turkish community, and to promote friendship and lasting peace among cultures.