Every year, ATFA selects community leaders and officials to attend our annual trips to Turkey. On May 4th, 2012, ATFA sent a delegation of legislators to Turkey to promote intercultural relations and increased cooperation between the U.S, the State of Virginia, Fairfax County – and Turkey!


This delegation included Sharon Bulova, Chairman of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Lou DeFalaise, Senators Richard L. Saslaw, Eleanor Saslaw, Senator Barbara Favola, Douglas K. Weik, and Virginia State Delegate Robert H. Brink. They were hosted by  ATFA group leaders in Turkey from May 4 -13 and visited the cities of Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and Cappadocia.