I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the founding members of the Turkistanian American Association, Isakjan Narzikul – Rusi Nasar – Maksud Bek – Hussan Ikram – Ergash Shermat – Serefcan Alibek as well as all of the association officers and directors who give freely of their time. I thank the members who contributed financially and worked hard to succeed.
50 years ago, our members gathered with a few patriots in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Then, in 1980, we moved to Brooklyn, New York. Since August of 2007, we have established our present home in Dover, New Jersey, having grown to a membership of thousands all over the United States.
It has been our desire to keep our identity, heritage, and culture alive so that we remember our parents and relatives left behind. It has been our desire to speak out for those who could not speak, and God given right for all human being to live free and respect each other. We have struggled to free to our beloved native land and have always dreamed that one day our people would see the dawn of that freedom.
In 1991 the most meaningful golden moment was to see freedom come to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan during our 50 year struggle. Our efforts must continue to keep these countries free and independent without pressure from aggressive countries. No nation has the right to oppress or occupy another free independent country. As nations of this planet, we should love and respect each other. Our ideal is to see all lands free and independent, and stay that way.
Again, I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone that served and worked so hard to achieve the goals of the association.