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  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 Cover

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    Secretary Kerry: "This year’s Report places a special emphasis on human trafficking in the global marketplace." - This year’s Report, the 15th installment, includes narratives for 188 countries and territories, including the United States.

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  • President’s Call with President Erdogan

    President’s Call with President Erdogan

    The White House (July 22): "The President spoke today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about deepening our ongoing cooperation in the fight against ISIL and common efforts to bring security and stability to Iraq and a political settlement to the conflict in Syria."

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  • Press Statement
John Kirby
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 20, 2015

    U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Suruc, Turkey

    John Kirby (July 20): "The United States condemns today’s terrorist attack in Suruc, Turkey that killed dozens of civilians and wounded many more innocent bystanders."

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  • 20 July 2015
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
Washington, D.C.
July 20, 2015

    Embassies in Havana and Washington

    The White House (July 20): "The United States welcomes today’s historic opening of the Embassy of the United States of America in Havana, Cuba, and the opening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C."

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The President Announces a Historic Nuclear Deal with Iran

The Americans With Disabilities Act | 1990 - 2015

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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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Syria

SYRIA

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Obama Pledges to Degrade, Destroy ISIL

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  • Independence Day Speech
    Independence Day Speech

    Ambassador Bass (July 2): "Welcome to our celebration of the 239th Independence Day of the United States. Holly Hanim and I are delighted to all of you here tonight in Ankara. I would like to welcome Volkan Bozkir, Minister of European Union Affairs as our guest of honor." Full text »

  • Transcript of Ambassador Bass’s Interview
    Transcript of Ambassador Bass’s Interview

    The full transcript of Ambassador John Bass’s interview with the Star Newspaper is published on our web site. Click on the title or on the image to read the full text. Full text »

  • Cook for Peace
    Cook for Peace

    On June 20th, 2015, people from several different backgrounds and beliefs came together around an iftar table in Kars. They broke their fast with a menu consisting of a selection of delicious food prepared together by Armenians and Turks, representing both nations’ kitchen and culture.  Full text and a photo gallery »

  • Passion for fashion
    Passion for fashion

    American entrepreneur Susan Gregg Koger visited Izmir on June 3-4 to share the ModCloth success story, an online vintage inspired clothing and accessories retailer launched in 2002 during her college years with a passion for fashion. Full text »

  • Sazli Cazli's Turkey Tour Completed
    Sazli Cazli's Turkey Tour Completed

    Turkish-American jazz musician and teacher Emre Kartari and his group of Turkish and American jazz musicians performed at various universities in Izmir, Ankara, Kirikkale, Kirsehir and Kayseri.  Full text and the photo gallery »

  • Street Photographer Cheryl Dunn Visited Ankara
    Street Photographer Cheryl Dunn Visited Ankara

    American documentary maker and street photographer Cheryl Dunn completed her three-day Ankara visit. This visit is done by U.S. Embassy Turkey's Cultural Affairs Department in parthership with American Film Showcase. More text and the photo gallery »

POLICY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets the local media.
    Deputy Secretary Blinken Travel to Spain, Italy, the Holy See, and Turkey

    The Deputy Secretary will discuss the progress and challenges in our global, coordinated efforts to counter violent extremism and prevent foreign terrorist fighter recruitment that were agreed to at February’s White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism. 

  • The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate ReleaseJuly 14, 2015
    A Historic Deal With Iran

    President Obama (July 14): "Today, because America negotiated from a position of strength and principle, we have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region."  Video »

  • Press Statement
John Kirby
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 13, 2015
    Boko Haram Attacks

    John Kirby (July 13): "The United States strongly condemns the horrific and indiscriminate Boko Haram suicide attack on the Grand Marche in the Chadian capital of N’Djamena on Saturday, July 11, as well as attacks in Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria over the past two days."  Full text »

  • The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate ReleaseJuly 10, 2012
    20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

    White House (July 10): On July 11, we honor the memory of the over 8,000 innocent men and boys – brothers and husbands, fathers and sons – who were brutally murdered in Srebrenica 17 years ago in a brazen act of genocide that shocked the world.   Full text »

  • Press Statement
John Kirby
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 12, 201
    Detention of Human Rights Defenders in China

    Spokesperson Kirby (July 12): "We strongly urge China to respect the rights of all of its citizens and to release all those who have recently been detained for seeking to protect the rights of Chinese citizens."  Full text »

  • John Kirby
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 9, 2015
    Deportation of Ethnic Uighurs

    John Kirby (July 9): "We condemn Thailand’s forced deportation on July 9 of over 100 ethnic Uighurs to China, where they could face harsh treatment and a lack of due process. This action runs counter to Thailand’s international obligations as well as its long-standing practice of providing safe haven to vulnerable persons"  Full text »

  • Making Solar Energy Available to All
    Making Solar Energy Available to All

    White House (July 7): The Obama administration is launching a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, including low- and moderate-income communities. #ACTONCLIMATE  Full text »

  • Degrade and Destroy ISIL
    Degrade and Destroy ISIL

    The White House (July 6): President Obama provided an update on the U.S. mission to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group, ISIL. Watch his remarks at the Pentagon here:  Full text »

  • Secretary Kerry Addresses International Press Corps During Break in Iranian Nuclear Negotiations in Austria (State Dept. Image)
    Iran Negotiations in Vienna

    Secretary Kerry (July 5): "I’ve said from the moment I became involved in this we want a good agreement, only a good agreement, and we’re not going to shave anywhere at the margins in order just to get an agreement."  Full text »

RECENT REPORTS

  • Secretary Kerry released the State Department’s 39th annual Human Rights Reports
    2014 Country Reports on Human Rights

    Secretary Kerry released the State Department’s 39th annual Human Rights Reports, a comprehensive review of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world. Turkey »

  • Release of Country Reports on Terrorism 2014 by Ambassador Kaidanow June 19, 2015
    Country Reports on Terrorism 2014

    U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism.  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

  • 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.

VISA

  • Consular systems at Consulate General Istanbul will return to normal operation on Monday, July 27.  E-mail service is functioning normally.

    • All persons with visa or American Citizen Services appointments should follow the guidance below.  For emergency U.S. citizen services until July 27, please contact us via phone at +90-212-335-9000.  

      Visa Appointments after July 24:
      Visa applicants with appointments on July 27 or after should plan to keep their scheduled appointment.  Please note that applicants with visa appointments scheduled on August 7 and August 10 only need to be rescheduled to the following week due to systems maintenance taking place on those two days.  Any applicant with an appointment on August 7 or August 10 should reschedule that appointment online or by calling the call center at +90-850-390-2802 or +90-850-252-6355. 

      American Citizen Service Appointments after July 24:
      All customers with American Citizen Services appointments on July 27 or after should plan to keep their scheduled appointment.  Please note that appointments scheduled onAugust 10 only will need to be rescheduled to later that week due to systems maintenance.  For emergency U.S. citizen services on August 10, please contact us at +90-212-335-9000.  

  • Visa Information Service
    Monday thru Friday: between 7:00am-7:00pm

    Phone:
    +90 (850) 390 28 02 or +90 (850) 252 63 55
    Phone #2 (U.S. calls only): +1 (703) 439-2348

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Rendezvous with an Astronaut

Cook For Peace - Kars 2015

Education USA

  • Education USA

Announcements

  • Civil Society Grant Opportunity - Countering Violent Extremism Grants
    Civil Society Grant Opportunity - Countering Violent Extremism Grants
    The U.S. Embassy Ankara Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Grants program. 
    Deadline for application is August 20, 2015 (11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern time)
  • Fulbright Turkey: Visiting Scholar Program
    Fulbright Turkey: Visiting Scholar Program

    The Visiting Scholar Program is designed for academic scholars who would like to conduct a full-time research project, in their academic field, in the U.S.A. Scholars will be granted a research scholarship by the Turkish Fulbright Commission for 2016-2017 academic year. The application deadline is October 30, 2015. 

  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Announcement
    Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Announcement
    The Turkish Fulbright Commission will be accepting Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. - Deadline for application is Friday, August 21, 2015 untill 17:00.
  • Atlas Corps Professional Fellowship
    Atlas Corps Professional Fellowship
    The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 6-18 month professional fellowship in the United States.
  • Public Affairs
    Grants
    This page is your source to finding information about grants administered through the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.
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