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    Biden’s Trip to Morocco, Ukraine, Turkey

    Details about Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden’s three-country, five-day visit to Morocco, Ukraine, and Turkey.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry  With U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Before Their Bilateral Meeting (State Dept. Image)

    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Secretary Kerry (Nov. 18): "It’s imperative, obviously, that Iran work with us in all possible effort to prove to the world the program is peaceful."

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  • President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China shake hands after their joint news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12.

    Climate Change Pact

    State Department (Nov. 12): "The two countries announced their respective post-2020 actions on climate change, recognizing that these actions are part of the longer range effort to transition to low-carbon economies."

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  • President Obama stands next to Russian President Putin at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in Beijing on November 11

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    Russia’s Putin, Obama Meet Amid Tensions

    Washington (Nov. 11): "U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met briefly on the sidelines of a conference in Beijing, covering a few of the key global issues on which their governments do not agree."

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    Women and the Economy

    State Department (Nov. 8): "By 2020, 870 million women living at the subsistence level will enter the economic mainstream for the first time as producers, consumers, entrepreneurs, and employees."

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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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  • Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Belgium, Latvia, Ukraine, and Turkey
    Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Belgium, Latvia, Ukraine, and Turkey

    November 20-23, Assistant Secretary Nuland will accompany Vice President Joe Biden on his visits to Kyiv, Ukraine, and to Istanbul, Turkey. 

  • Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Turkey, Belgium, and Italy
    Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Turkey, Belgium, and Italy

    Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL John Allen will travel to Ankara, November 18-19, to meet with Turkish government officials to discuss international coalition efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL. 

  • President Obama
    Countering ISIL

    President Obama (Nov. 5): "The idea is to right-size and update whatever authorization Congress provides to suit the current fight.... We now have a different type of enemy. The strategy is different."  Full text »

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    Midterm Elections 2014

    Washington (Nov. 5) — "In the U.S. midterm elections November 4, Republican candidates exceeded the predictions of pundits as voters frustrated with the stalemate in Washington during the past two years punished President Obama and the Democrats"  Full text »

  • John Kerry with Al Hunt
    Bloomberg News John Kerry Interview

    Secretary Kerry (Oct. 31): "There is a pretty open-ended commitment by a lot of countries to do whatever it takes in order to guarantee that ISIL is defeated."  Full text »

  • Jen Psaki at the podium
    Jen Psaki Daily Press Briefing

    Jen Psaki (Oct. 31): "Turkey and France are important partners in the coalition. We continue to discuss with them, as we do with all of our partners, what ideas they may have about how to address the threat of ISIL."  Full text »

  • Pentagon press secretary John Kirby answer questions during a press briefing at the Pentagon.
    Pentagon: Iraqi Forces Make Gains Against ISIL

    John Kirby (Oct. 28): "Iraqi security forces — including the Kurdish peshmerga — have been making incremental progress against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists inside Iraq"  Full text »

  • Joe Biden
    Biden’s Upcoming Travel to Turkey

    The White House (Oct. 27): Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Morocco, Ukraine, and Turkey during the week of November 17th, 2014.In Turkey, the Vice President will meet with President Erdogan, Prime Minister Davutoglu, and nongovernmental representatives.  Full text »

  • General Allen
    Coalition to Counter ISIL

    General John Allen (Oct. 29): "It’s going to take the cooperation of many of the members of the coalition over a period of time. We’re going to combine our efforts in a number of ways to accomplish the objectives of degrading ISIL and ultimately defeating it."  Full text »

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    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 »


  • 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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