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    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.

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  • 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."

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (State Department Image)

    On the Occasion of Turkey's National Day

    Secretary Kerry (Oct. 28): "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Turkey as you celebrate the founding of your republic on October 29. The partnership between our two governments is vital to the security and prosperity of all our citizens."

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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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Embassy Highlights

  • CLS Turkish Ankara Students
    The Critical Language Scholarship Program - CLS Turkish

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In 2006, its inaugural year, the CLS Program offered intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. In 2013, approximately 600 scholarships were awarded for thirteen languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Full text and video »

  • Access Students posing for a group photo
    Access Students Summer Camp 2014

    100 selected Access students between the ages of 16 and 17 from 10 different Turkish cities participated in the Future Stars Summer Camp in Uludag, Bursa. The Access Program is an English language education initiative of the U.S. Department of State for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Access Program provides after-school English language classes through the Turkish Education Association’s schools. Photo gallery and video »

  • Young basketball players posing while holding basketballs
    International Basketball Camp 2014

    180 students between the ages of 12 & 13 from across Turkey participated in the International Basketball Training Camp at Afyon Kocatepe Unıversity in Turkey. The U.S. Embassy in Turkey is the principal sponsor of the camp, which is organized by the Turkish Basketball Federation. Photo gallery and video »

  • Martha Graham Turkish Dancers performıng Panorama
    Martha Graham Dance Company Visited Izmir

    Martha Graham Dance Company visits Izmir. 23 Turkish dancers joined the group and performed `Panorama` as the opening act.  Photo gallery and video »

  • Historical Lydian Artefacts (Photo: Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.)
    Historical Lydian Artefacts Delivered to Turkish Officials by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    A ceremony was held on Tuesday August 5th, 2014 in the Turkish Embassy in Washington to deliver to Turkish officials ten historical artefacts from the Lydian period recovered byy the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Photo Gallery »


    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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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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  • Community Solutions Program 2015
    The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the leaders working in Environmental Issues, Tolerance and Conflict Resolution, Transparency and Accountability, and Women and Gender Issues.
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    This page is your source to finding information about grants administered through the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.
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