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  • 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 »

  • Turkish dancers performing Panorama modenr dance piece
    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.  

  • Raul Midón - Poster
    Raul Midón, A world star in the 17th International Ankara Jazz Festival

    A silky tenor, one of the last discoveries of Arif Mardin, a guitar master Raul Midón is in Ankara for the first time with the support of the Embassy of the United States.  Video »

  • Ambassador Ricciardone engaged with the autistic children (Photo: U.S. Consulate General)
    Ambassador Ricciardone at Tohum Autism Foundation

    To provide autistic children with educational opportunities through technology in any environment, tU.S. Embassy and Tohum Autism Foundation developed the second Turkish-language computer application “My Child Speaks To Me.” 

  • David Dorfman Dance Company
    David Dorfman Dance Performs in Ankara, Istanbul, Diyarbakır and Batman

    David Dorfman Dance, one of the nation's leading modern dance companies, travels to Armenia, Tajikistan, and Turkey as part of DanceMotion USA 2014 tour. David Dorfman Dance will visit Istanbul (May 7-10), Diyarbakır (May 11), Batman (May 13) and Ankara (May 14) for a series of dance workshops and public performances in Turkey.  

  • U.S. Speaker Dr. Evan Stark in Izmir, Turkey (Photo:U.S. Embassy Staff)
    U.S. Speaker Dr. Evan Stark Discusses Violence Against Women in İzmir

    Dr. Evan Stark, a forensic social worker and award-winning researcher in the United States spoke to a group of public health workers, doctors, psychologists, officials at local governments, law enforcement personnel, judicial experts, lawyers, women’s NGOs and teachers in Izmir dealing with domestic violence issues.  Photos »

  • World IP Day
    World IP Day - In 2014 we celebrate: Movies – A Global Passion

    This year, we look behind the scenes to find out how IP rights shape the filmmaker’s journey from script to screen, how film producers attract investors, how screenwriters and actors earn a living, and how innovation is pushing the frontiers of creativity in the industry. 

  • Earth Day
    Presidential Proclamation -- Earth Day, 2014

    "As we mark this observance, let us reflect on the mission of the first Earth Day and recall our power to forge a cleaner, healthier future. Let us accept our responsibilities to future generations and meet today's tests with the same energy, passion, and sense of purpose."  E-Journal: U.S. Cities Paint the Town Green »

  • Timuçin Şahin Quartet Tour of Turkey
    Timuçin Şahin Quartet Tour of Turkey

    Timuçin Sahin Quartet will be performing at the 21th The İzmir European Jazz Festival on March 17, 2014. In Ankara, the Turkish American Association will be holding a workshop with Timuçin Sahin Quartet and they will be performing at CerModern on March 19, 2014 Photos »

  • Award winner filmmaker Judy Lieff visited Turkey
    Award winner filmmaker Judy Lieff visited Turkey

    American Film Showcase envoy Judy Lieff visited Turkey. The U.S. Embassy in Ankara organized workshops in Istanbul, Bursa, Eskisehir and Ankara alongside of screening her award winner documentary film, DEAF JAM. Judy Lieff met young people in Turkey, interviewed by journalism students, visited Turkish film festival organizers in Ankara at Flying Broom International Women Film Festival office.  Photos »

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    Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports: Multi-Country Basketball Delegation (copy)

    The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the Multi-Nation Final Four Basketball Sports Visitor program from March 30-April 9 in Tennessee. In a continued effort to empower women and girls through sports worldwide, events have been designed around the Women’s NCAA Final Four Championship. Every region of the world is represented: Argentina, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, and Turkey. Photo Gallery »

  • Shaping the Way We Teach English
    U.S. Department of State to Offer Massive Online Course for English Language Educators (copy)

    The U.S. Department of State announces the launch of Shaping the Way We Teach English, a massive open online course (MOOC) for English as foreign language (EFL) educators. The ten-week university-level course was developed by the University of Oregon and is currently available on the Coursera platform.  Enroll now »

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    March is Women's History Month

    In 1981, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution establishing National Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month, and has since passed such a resolution every year. Congressional action is followed by a U.S. presidential proclamation declaring March as Women’s History Month.  

  • Mary Wilson
    Mary Wilson From “The Supremes” is Coming to Turkey

    Mary Wilson, a founding member of the famous “Supremes” vocal trio, will be performing in Turkey from February 19-23. Together with three of her band members, Mary will give concerts in Izmir, Ankara, Adana and Mersin, while also doing workshops and raising awareness about African American culture. Video »

  • (Photo:Sports United - U.S. Department of State)
    NBA All-Star Multinational Basketball Sports Visitors Program

    18 youth athletes and 6 coaches have come together from Argentina, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Nigeria, South Korea, and Turkey to take part in this exchange and learn more about American culture and values -as well as their foreign counterparts' - through the lense of basketball.  Sports Diplomacy »

  • Mayor Madeline Anne Rogero gave a speech at KA.DER (U.S. Embassy Photo)
    Knoxville’s First Female Mayor Madeline Anne Rogero Visited Turkey

    Mayor Madeline Anne Rogero visited Ankara, Izmir, Aydin, and Adana January 27-February 1, 2014. During her visit to Ankara, Mayor Rogero gave remarks to NGOs, local entrepreneurs, representatives of political parties, and members of parliament.  Photos »

  • Martin Luther King
    Americans Celebrate Achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Americans on each third Monday of January honor the life and achievements of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., (1929–1968), the 1964 Nobel Peace laureate and the individual most associated with the triumphs of the African-American civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s.  Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: A Day to Serve Others  »

  • QueerFest
    The 3rd QueerFest will take place in Ankara

    The U.S. Embassy in Ankara is proud to be one of the main sponsor for the 3rd QueerFest, film festival organized by Pink Life LGBTT Association, will take place in Ankara between 16-23 January 2014. Festival aims at making visible the discrimination and violence against LGBTQ individuals and at creating opportunities to discuss queer theory and arts in Turkey. Program »

  • The U.S. Embassy Marines Visit LOSEV (Photo: U.S. Embassy Staff)
    The U.S. Embassy Marines Visit LOSEV

    Marines from the U.S. embassy in Ankara visited children with leukemia at LÖSEV on January 8, 2014 and showed their support by presenting gifts to children. Photos »