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    Daily Press Briefing - Turkey

    Spokesperson John Kirby (Aug. 24): "We – all nations in the coalition can continue to improve and to do more, everybody. And we’re mindful, as are the Turks, that the border remains an issue, and they’re taking steps. And they have contributed, and they continue to do so."

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  • John Kirby
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
August 19, 2015

    Murder of archaeologist Khaled Assad in Syria

    Spokesperson John Kirby (Aug. 19): "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms this murder yesterday of a man who dedicated his life to preserving Syria’s cultural treasures."

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    Market Bombing in Douma, Syria

    NSC Spokesperson Ned Price: The United States strongly condemns the deadly airstrikes yesterday by the Asad regime on a market in the Damascus suburb of Douma, where more than 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured...

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    Joint Statement

    Joint Statement from the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the United States: The United States has informed the Turkish government that the U.S. deployment of Patriot air and missile defense units in Turkey...

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Embassy Highlights

  • Klasik Keyifler Music Festival 2015
    Klasik Keyifler Music Festival 2015

    Klasik Keyifler returned to Cappadocia for its 6th International Music Festival, filling a myriad of magical spaces and historical venues with music. For a 3-week period from August 1-23, travelers and residents of the region were treated to daily musical events, with small ensemble repertoire ranging from classical western genres through classical Turkish and classical jazz. Full text and the photo gallery »

  • U.S. Embassy Statement on a Media Report by Cumhuriyet Newspaper
    U.S. Embassy Statement on a Media Report by Cumhuriyet Newspaper

    An article in today’s (August 10, 2015) Cumhuriyet newspaper attributes to U.S. Ambassador John Bass a number of quotes that are simply inaccurate, and others that are exaggerated or taken out of context.  Full text »

  • Independence Day Speech
    Independence Day Speech

    Ambassador Bass (July 2): "Welcome to our celebration of the 239th Independence Day of the United States. Holly Hanim and I are delighted to all of you here tonight in Ankara. I would like to welcome Volkan Bozkir, Minister of European Union Affairs as our guest of honor." Full text »

  • Transcript of Ambassador Bass’s Interview
    Transcript of Ambassador Bass’s Interview

    The full transcript of Ambassador John Bass’s interview with the Star Newspaper is published on our web site. Click on the title or on the image to read the full text. Full text »


  • Secretary Kerry's Travel to Cuba
    Secretary Kerry's Travel to Cuba

    Secretary Kerry (Aug. 14): "Thank you for joining us at this truly historic moment as we prepare to raise the United States flag here at our embassy in Havana, symbolizing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations after 54 years."   Full text »

  • Secretary Kerry Participates in a Dialogue on the #IranDeal

AUGUST 11, 2015
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    Secretary Kerry participated in a discussion on the nuclear deal reached with Iran, with Thomson Reuters Editor-at-Large Sir Harold Evans in New York City  Full text »

  • Water distribution in Northern Darfur. The closest water source is 1.5 hours away and donkeys are usually used to transport water to the village. © UNAMID-Olivier Chassot
    World Humanitarian Day

    Secretary Kerry (Aug. 19): "Today we salute the unsung heroes who venture out to some of the most dangerous places on earth and risk their lives to save others."  USAID »

  • John Kirby
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 20, 2015
    Raising the Flag at U.S. Embassy Havana

    In 1961, three Marines lowered our flag in Havana, Cuba. On Aug. 14, they will see that flag raised again when Secretary Kerry travels there to formally re-designate the U.S. Interests Section to U.S. Embassy Havana.  Video »

  • Mark C. Toner
Deputy Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
August 11, 2015
    Safe Zone

    Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner (Aug.11): "We’ve been pretty clear from the podium and elsewhere saying there’s no zone, no safe haven."  Video »

  • Attack on the U.S. mission in Turkey
    Attack on the U.S. mission in Turkey

    Spokesperson John Kirby (Aug. 10): "We’re working with Turkish authorities as they investigate this, and I really wouldn’t go beyond that right now. I can tell you that the consulate will be open for business tomorrow."  Full text »

  • (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Michael Battles/Released)
    F-16 forces arrive at Incirlik Air Base

    The United States Air Force deployed a small detachment of six F-16 ‪‎Fighting Falcons‬, support equipment, and about 300 personnel to Incirlik Air Base - Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  Full text »


  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 Cover
    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government's principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. Turkey »

  • Secretary Kerry released the State Department’s 39th annual Human Rights Reports
    Country Reports on Human Rights

    Secretary Kerry released the State Department’s 39th annual Human Rights Reports, a comprehensive review of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world. Turkey »

  • Release of Country Reports on Terrorism 2014 by Ambassador Kaidanow June 19, 2015
    Country Reports on Terrorism

    U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism.  Turkey »


  • Ambassador John R. Bass
    John Bass, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey

    John Bass was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 17, 2014 as the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey. A career Senior Foreign Service officer, Ambassador Bass served as Executive Secretary from 2012 to 2014, and U.S. Ambassador to Georgia from 2009 to 2012.  Ambassador Bass began his diplomatic career in 1988 and has also served in positions in U.S. missions in Iraq, Italy, Belgium and Chad.

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  • Fulbright Turkey: Visiting Scholar Program
    Fulbright Turkey: Visiting Scholar Program

    The Visiting Scholar Program is designed for academic scholars who would like to conduct a full-time research project, in their academic field, in the U.S.A. Scholars will be granted a research scholarship by the Turkish Fulbright Commission for 2016-2017 academic year. The application deadline is October 30, 2015. 

  • Atlas Corps Professional Fellowship
    Atlas Corps Professional Fellowship
    The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 6-18 month professional fellowship in the United States.
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