We are a unique community as we are one of the earliest Turkic-Muslim communities settled in Greater New York area in the early 1960’s with a purpose of preserving our ethnic, religious and national identity in our new country, the United States of America.

The American Association of Crimean Turks, Inc. was founded on November 14, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York.

The original founding members of our Association:
1- Ibrahim Dulber
2- Mehmet Sevdiyar
3- Refat Ilkson
4- Ethem Çelebi
5- Şevket Dolan
6- Feride Yakup
7- Refat Ibrahim

The following individuals decided the name of the Association and presented the documents to the government authorities.  

They were US citizens and sponsors of our Association:
1- Ibrahim Ismail
2- Ibrahim Talat
3- Feride Yakub
4-Saniye Balaban
5-Ibrahim Refat