Three long time Turkish American activists have been awarded TURYAK Exemplary Senior Citizen Award. TURYAK stands Turk Yaslilik Konseyi which translates into Turkish Senior Citizens Council. Established in 2003, TURYAK is a member of International Federation on Aging. TURYAK gives awards to outstanding senior citizens in Turkey and also in U.S., Germany, England and Australia where there is sizable Turkish immigrant presence. Oya Bain TASC Secretary General, is a retired biochemist who held leadership positions in clinical pathology laboratories. She retired from Georgetown University Hospital as the technical director of the Clinical Pathology Department of Laboratory Medicine.