Founded in September 2004, the Los Angeles Turkish American Association (LATAA) is a chapter of Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California (ATASC). LATAA is primarily dedicated to enriching Turkish-American community members’ lives through countywide recreational, social, educational, and cultural activities.

LATAA is a non-political, non-profit (tax-exempt) organization founded to promote better understanding between the American and Turkish peoples through social, educational, cultural and charitable activities. LATAA also initiates and carries out various community-service projects.

LATAA organizes picnics, youth parties, get-togethers, participates in the joint events of ATASC and its chapters, monitors and responds to any misinformation about Turkey and maintains close relations with ATASC, chapters and other area organizations.