Turks in America: The Ottoman Turk’s Immigrant Experience
Frank Ahmed. Turks in America: The Ottoman Turk’s Immigrant Experience. Columbia International, 1993.
Frank Ahmed was one of the three children of Yakub (George) Ahmed. joined the Foreign Service in 1953 and had early overseas assignments in Iran and Iraq. In 1967, he and his family were evacuated from Jordan during the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War.
After returning from his final overseas posting to Turkey in 1971, Mr. Ahmed served as a consultant to the State Department until 2009.
Frank Ahmed was born in Salem, Mass., and was a graduate of Salem State University. He served in the Army in the Pacific theater during World War II and participated in campaigns in the Solomon Islands and at Guadalcanal, Bougainville and New Guinea.
He was president of the International Club of D.C. and a member of the University Club, where he was a founding member of its international committee.
Mr. Ahmed was a member of the Turkish-American Association and American & Turkish Veterans Association. In 1986, he wrote a book, “Turks in America,” about Turkish immigration to the United States and his experiences growing up in a Turkish community in Massachusetts.