Turkish American National Steering Committee


The Turk­ish Amer­i­can Nation­al Steer­ing Com­mit­tee (TASC) describes its mis­sion as “to pro­mote and ampli­fy a unit­ed Turk­ish Amer­i­can voice on issues that affect the Turk­ish Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ty and Unit­ed States-Turk­ish rela­tions.” Its lead­ers how­ev­er reflect close ties with Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Erdoğan. TASC’s pre­vi­ous co-chair, Halil Mut­lu, is Pres­i­dent Erdoğan’s cousin. Cur­rent TASC co-chair Gunay Evinch, is a prin­ci­pal of Saltz­man & Evinch, a law firm retained by Turkey and reg­is­tered as a for­eign agent of Turkey. Its for­mer trea­sur­er, Murat Guzel, detailed his engage­ment in US polit­i­cal activ­i­ties in e‑mails to Erdoğan fam­i­ly mem­bers. TASC has run events with groups from the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, includ­ing an event where pres­i­dent Erdoğan spoke along­side and met with a num­ber of USMB lead­ers includ­ing Ous­sama Jamal of the US Coun­cil of Mus­lim Orga­ni­za­tions.