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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to the press with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey on September 12, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Press Availability in Ankara

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 12): "So we have a superb team in place to lead our work in the coalition to take on ISIL and to help the innocent people of Iraq and Syria and elsewhere to be able to rebuild their lives. And we will continue to consult closely with our partners...."

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey on September 12, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Remarks With FM Cavusoglu Before Meeting

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 12): We’ve had very in-depth conversations about all of the subjects on which Turkey and the United States are deeply involved. And we are important partners, obviously, in NATO, but not just in NATO.

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    President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat

    Speaking from the State Floor in the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation on the situation in Iraq and the United States’ strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL, a terrorist organization.

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  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Turkey Visit

    "The consistency of commitment of the Turkish government to their role, not only as a critically important NATO partner, but as a leader in this part of the world, done an exceptional job over many, many years of building an economy and opportunity for their people."

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  • President Obama meets with President Erdogan of Turkey

    President Obama meets with President Erdogan of Turkey

    "President Erdoğan is one of the key leaders of our Alliance, and Turkey obviously serves an extraordinarily important role in the Alliance in part because it is a bridge between Europe and the Middle East and the Muslim world."

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  • 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.

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