Turkish & Americans

Our foundation supports the cultural and socio-economic ties between two partner nations and friends in the progress of their people.

About

The Yunus Dogan-American Turkic Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2017, with a unique goal of promoting the Turkic culture, education and history in United States. We have realized that an essential mission towards helping the success of the Turkic nation is creating a unifying platform of mutual support and collaboration for the Turkic countries. We have a sincere belief that our modest efforts carried out are planting the seeds of an avalanche that this mission will grow to be.

The Founder

Yunus Dogan is a Turkish American businessman who is the Chairman of International Construction, Engineering & Design companies of Atlas Group. Yunus was born in 1963 in Ankara, capital city of Turkey.  After he graduated from Anatolian University he started his family-owned business. Since then, he has been working very hard for many years. Group companies have extended capability, number projects and areas tremendously while it's in his superior.

He has actively worked and managed many projects such as residential houses, commercial buildings, hospitals, universities, LNG terminal at different parts of the world. Group companies are not only in Turkey but he also extended his business to Middle-East, Asia, Africa and America. Currently, over 5000 people are working under Atlas Group companies all over the world. 

Yunus Dogan,
Chairman of Atlas Group Companies

2017 the Foundation's
First Step

In 2017, Yunus Dogan and his family established Yunus Dogan American Turkic Heritage Foundation here in Texas, United States.

He believes, that this foundation will serve communities without any discrimination and respect for people's own preference for their religion. His only wish is that the non-profit foundation will serve to Turkic communities mainly Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Northern Cyprus and all other Turkic origin countries and republics’ people who live in the United States.

He has 4 daughters that have graduated from University of Houston, Texas A&M, University of Texas, University College London within different majors and he has 3 grandsons.

TURKIC POEPLES

The Turkic peoples are a collection of ethno-linguistic groups of Central, Eastern, Northern and Western Asia as well as parts of Europe and North Africa.

The origins of the Turkic people are a matter of contention among scholars. The Turkic peoples speak related languages belonging to the Turkic language family. They share, to varying degrees, certain cultural traits, common ancestry and historical backgrounds.

In time, different Turkic groups came in contact with other ethnicities, absorbing them, leaving some Turkic groups more diverse than the others. Many vastly differing ethnic groups have throughout history become part of the Turkic peoples through language shift, acculturation, intermixing, adoption and religious conversion. In their genetic compositions, therefore, most Turkic groups differ significantly in origins from one group to the next.

Despite this, many do share, to varying degrees, non-linguistic characteristics like cultural traits, ancestry from a common gene pool, and historical experiences. The most notable modern Turkic-speaking ethnic groups include Turkish people, Azerbaijanis, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Turkmens, Kyrgyz and Uyghur people.

Ethnic groups

Turkic ethnic groups are prominent in the world today and there have been Turkic nations in the past. The modern list includes:

Altai
Azerbaijanis
Balkars
Bashkirs
Chuvashes
Crimean Karaites
Dolgans
Gagauz
Karachays
Karakalpaks
Kazakhs
Khakas

Krymchaks
Kumyks
Kyrgyz
Nogais
Qashqai
Tatars
Turkish
Turkmens
Tuvans
Uyghurs
Uzbeks
Yakuts

Videos

10:10 mins
THE HISTORY OF TURKEY
in 10 minutes
12:30 mins
What if the Turkic World United? 
06:16 mins
The Origins of the Turkic People

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