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    International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

    Launched in 1940, the IVLP helps strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world and cultivate lasting relationships by connecting current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term visits to the United States

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    Aerial Resupply of Anti-ISIL Forces in Syri

    White House (Oct. 20): Background Conference Call by Senior Administration Officials on Aerial Resupply of Forces Fighting Isil Near Kobani, Syria.

  • This file photo shows US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan make their way through the Colonnade for a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (AFP Photo / Mandel Ngan)

    President's Call with Turkish President Erdoğan

    The President called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last night to discuss Syria, particularly the situation in Kobani, and steps that could be taken to counter ISIL advances.

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    Remarks at a Reception in Honor of Eid al-Adha

    Secretary Kerry (Oct. 16): "What we're really doing as we ... celebrate Eid al-Adha, is that we are celebrating sort of the meaning and importance of sacrifice and devotion in our lives."

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  • President Obama (center) meets with military leaders from 21 nations to discuss strategy in the Middle East at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on October 14.

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    Fight Against ISIL Will Be ‘Long-term Campaign’

    (Oct. 15) Obama spoke at a meeting hosted by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin E. Dempsey that featured participation by 21 foreign chiefs of defense. The purpose of the meeting was to coordinate strategies in the efforts against ISIL

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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





  • Special Presidential Envoy Allen
    Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

    Genenral Allen (Oct. 15): "Now, this is a robust coalition. It’s made up of many diverse actors, all seized with the reality of degrading and defeating ISIL as a global challenge."  Full text »

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and others at the Wind Technology Testing Center in Boston
    ‘Gathering Storm’ of Climate Change

    John Kerry (Oct. 10): “At the State Department, we'll make sure climate change is front and center the broader context of international diplomacy, including by doing all we can to ensure that the world comes together around a global agreement at the Climate Conference in Paris next year"  Full text »

  • Spokesoperson Jen Psaki
    Spokesoperson Jen Psaki Statement

    Jen Psaki (Oct.9): "Special Presidential Envoy John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk held constructive and detailed talks with Turkish officials today in Ankara, including with Prime Minister Davutoglu and senior Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials."  Full text »

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    President Obama Meets with the Pentagon About ISIL

    On October 8, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks after meeting with U.S. military leaders at the Pentagon to discuss our strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.  Full text »

  • Secretary John Kerry swore in Ambassador John Bass
    Secretary John Kerry swore in John Bass

    On October 7, 2014, Secretary John Kerry swore in John Bass as the new Ambassador to U.S. Embassy Turkey. Ambassador Bass will be in Turkey soon.   Full text »

Embassy Highlights

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    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 »

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    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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Ambassador Bass Visited Anıtkabir

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  • 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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