The Congressional Caucus on Turkey and Turkish Americans was established in March 2001 by Congresspersons Robert Wexler (D-Florida), Ed Whitfield (R-Kentucky), and Kay Granger (R-TX). The Turkey Caucus is a bi-partisan platform through which Members of Congress focus on fostering US-Turkey relations and show their support for issues of concern to Turkish Americans.

As a testament to how far the Turkish American community has come, the Turkey Caucus reached a record high of 160 members in the 114th Congress (2015-2016).

As of January 1, 2018, membership in the Turkey Caucus stands at 138. Please keep in mind that members of Congress typically join caucuses when asked to do so by their constituents. Turkish Americans and friends of Turkey like you are the key to getting Turkey Caucus numbers up to new heights. To find out if your Representative is on the Turkey Caucus, click here.