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  • Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep T. Erdoğan (Photo: Reuters)

    Vice President Biden's Visit to Turkey

    During his visit the Vice President had an opportunity to meet individually with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. At these meetings, the Vice President and the leaders discussed a range of important bilateral issues.

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  • US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)

    Secretary Ernest Moniz Participates in Energy &

    US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz participates in the 2014 Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Summit in Istanbul for the second consecutive year.

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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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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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  • Remarks by Ambassador Bass at the Atlantic Council Summit in Istanbul
    Remarks by Ambassador Bass at the Atlantic Council Summit in Istanbul

    Ambassador John Bass (Nov. 20): I am delighted to be here on behalf of the United States Embassy here in Turkey, to welcome you. We are pleased to once again support the Atlantic Council for their 6th Annual Energy and Economic Summit One of the central tenets of Energy Policy today is conservation and efficiency …  

  • 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." 

  • 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." 

  • 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. 

  • A U.S. Air Force cybersecurity expert tracks probes into computer systems that threaten critical infrastructure.
    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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    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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

  • 2014 TIP Report
    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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