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  • President Obama Delivers his weekly speech

    Weekly Address: America is Leading the World

    President Obama (Sep. 27) reiterated the forceful and optimistic message of American leadership that he delivered in his speech before the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week.

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  • President Obama Delivers a Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

    Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

    President Obama (Sep. 23): "The U.S. military actions also included strikes to disrupt plotting against the U.S. and our allies by the Khorasan Group -- seasoned al Qaeda operatives in Syria."

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  • Kerry Delivers Remarks at the Global Counterterrorism Forum

    Kerry Delivers Remarks with Minister Cavusoglu

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 23): "The evil that ISIL represents is not something that Iraq or even the region can or should take on alone. We face a common threat, and our response has to be all hands on deck."

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  • Remarks at a Stakeout With Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Eshaiker al-Jafari

    Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks on ISIL

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 23): "We are going to do what is necessary to take the fight to ISIL, to begin to make it clear that terrorism, extremism does not have a place in the building of civilized society."

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Vehicles are seen burned on a street of the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, June 12, 2014, after an attack by ISIL.

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A trail of smoke is seen as a rocket is launched from the Palestinian Gaza Strip towards southern Israel (Jack Guez/AFP).

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Obama Pledges to Degrade, Destroy ISIL

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  • http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm#wrapper
    International Religious Freedom Report for 2013

    The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world.  Turkey »

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    Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

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

Charge d’Affaires Ross Wilson

  • Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson arrived on September 6, 2014 to take up duties as Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, and chief of mission at the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Previously, Ross Wilson served as U.S. Ambassador from 2005 to 2008.

Diversity Visa Registration

  • 2016 Diversity Visa Program Registration The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) will open at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and will close at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday, November 3, 2014

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