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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers Welcoming Remarks to Attendees at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (State Dept. Image)

    Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

    United States is hosting the 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Secretary Kerry delivers brief remarks at a reception for GES attendees, in Palo Alto, California.

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  • Secretary Kerry and UNHCR Special Envoy Jolie Pitt Address the Press (State Dept. Image)

    World Refugee Day

    Secretary Kerry (June 20): "We are facing a world with about 65 million refugees today. … And with conflicts raging in places like Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya … there are more people seeking refuge, seeking shelter, seeking a future."

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulidis to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., for their bilateral meeting on June 13, 2016. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Conflict in Cyprus

    Secretary Kerry (June 13): "We will continue to work with our friends in Cyprus on all of the security issues, the economic issues, and clearly on the negotiations themselves in an effort to try to bring this 50-year conflict to the close that it deserves."

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Embassy Highlights

  • Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken
    Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken Interview with CNN Turk

    June 17- U.S. Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken answered the questions of CNN Turk’s Busra Arslantas. Deputy Secretary Blinken provided information about the latest situation in Syria and US-Turkey relations. 

  • Vice President Joe Biden
    Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim of Turkey

    (June 8) - The Vice President spoke to Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim today to express condolences for the terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Midyat. The Vice President strongly condemned these senseless acts of violence, and the leaders pledged to continue the robust cooperation between the two countries on combatting terrorism.  

  • The terror attack in Istanbul
    The terror attack in Istanbul

    Ambassador John Bass (June 7): "Deeply saddened by the barbarous terror attack in Istanbul. Such senseless violence could never be rationalized by any cause. We wish speedy recovery to the injured and extend condolences to the family & friends of those who lost their lives." 

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    Statement by NSC Deputy Spokesperson Mark Stroh On the Bombing in Istanbul, Turkey

    (June 7) - The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today's terrorist attack in the heart of Istanbul’s central tourist district, which appears to have targeted Turkish police forces. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those killed and injured, and to their loved ones. This horrific act is only the most recent of many terrorist attacks against Turkey.  

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    U.S. Concerned by Turkish Parliament's Vote

    Mark C. Toner (May 20): The United States is concerned that the Turkish parliament’s adoption today of a constitutional amendment, which would lift the parliamentary immunity of more than 100 members of parliament, will have a chilling effect on freedom of speech across Turkey. 

  • Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu
    Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu

    John Kirby (May 20): Secretary Kerry met today in Brussels with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. The two ministers reviewed the situation in Syria, emphasizing the need for all parties to the cessation of hostilities to abide by their commitments and to contribute to the political process for transition. 

  • Hip Hop Cultural Envoy Toni Blackman at Hip Hop Festival and Workshops in Izmir
    Hip Hop Cultural Envoy Toni Blackman at Hip Hop Festival and Workshops in Izmir

    In Izmir, the U.S. State Department’s first Hip Hop Cultural Envoy Toni Blackman participated in the 5th International Hip-hop festival organized by the Ege University Hip Hop Community and Bornova Municipality. 

  • Ambassador Bass visited three cutting-edge R&D centers in Istanbul and Kocaeli (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Ambassador Bass Visits R&D Centers

    Ambassador Bass visited three cutting-edge R&D centers in Istanbul and Kocaeli that showcased U.S.-Turkey cooperation. GE’s Aviation Center, Ford Otosan and thirdly SANLAB Simulation Research Center. Full text »

  • Domestic Violence Expert Mark Wynn was in Ankara
    Domestic Violence Expert Mark Wynn was in Ankara

    Mark Wynn, a retired Nashville police officer and an expert on domestic violence was invited by the U.S. Embassy to participate in speaking events with women’s NGOs and federations, experts at municipalities , provincial directorates and the ministry of family and social policies, advisors at shelters and violence prevention and monitoring centers, lawyers, social service and health experts, police officers, experts at TNP domestic crimes units and public order and crime investigation department, academics, local journalists and citizens in Ankara, Antalya, Istanbul and Adana. Full text »

POLICY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Secretary Kerry's Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - Romeö Italy
    Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    Secretary Kerry (June 27): "We had a very long meeting last night in which we discussed many different issues, but we focused significantly on the challenge of beating back terrorism. 

  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016
    Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

    The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) focuses on putting innovating global entrepreneurs together with those who can help transform dreams into reality. This Summit will be the 7th installment in a series previously hosted by the United States and the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya.  

  • Secretary John Kerry - Remarks at the Gay and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies' Pride at State Event
    Pride at State

    Secretary Kerry (June. 21): "That is the principle that defines us and it is, in the end, what pride means – to speak out for equality, to show solidarity in the cause, and to stand up and say loudly and clearly: No matter where you are, no matter who you love, we stand with you."  Video »

  • SelectUSA Investment Summit 2016
    SelectUSA Investment Summit

    Secretary Kerry (June 21): "The better able we are to provide economic opportunity for young people, the less likely it is that they’re going to fall into the trap of violent extremism."   Video »

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    New Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

    In light of recent events in Iraq, and in response to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' recent appeals for emergency needs in Fallujah, the United States is announcing an additional $20 million in humanitarian aid to UNHCR's Iraq response.  

  • President Obama
    Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Orlando, Florida

    As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida...  Video »

  • 2016 World Day Against Child Labor: Child Labor and Supply Chains
    2016 World Day Against Child Labor: Child Labor and Supply Chains

    Spokesperson Kirby (June 12): "Today, World Day Against Child Labor, we renew our commitment to promoting internationally recognized labor rights, and combating forced labor and the worst forms of child labor. 

  • President Obama
    President Obama Gives Ramadan Message

    As another new moon heralds the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslims across the United States and around the world. 

  • Secretary Kerry
    On the Occasion of Ramadan

    John Kerry: On behalf of the United States Department of State, Teresa and I wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a happy and blessed Ramadan. 

  • Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Justin Siberell
    Country Reports on Terrorism 2015

    Acting Coordinator Siberell (June 2): "A key trend through 2015 was the increased level of international cooperation and coordination to address terrorist threats."  Report »

  • FACT SHEET: World Humanitarian Summit - U.S. Government Priorities
    FACT SHEET: World Humanitarian Summit - U.S. Government Priorities

    The White House (May 24) - The World Humanitarian Summit is a high-level event convened to reinvigorate international commitments to humanitarian principles and strengthen the international community’s response to crises caused by conflicts and natural disasters. 

RECENT REPORTS

  • Release of Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 (June 2, 2016)
    Country Reports on Terrorism 2015

    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 »

  • Secretary Kerry released the State Department’s 39th annual Human Rights Reports
    Country Reports on Human Rights 2015

    Secretary Kerry released the State Department’s 40th annual Human Rights Reports, a comprehensive review of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world. Turkey  »

  • Secretary of State John Kerry (State Dept. Image)
    International ‪Religious Freedom‬ Report

    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 »

  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 Cover
    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    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.

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Announcements

  • Bridges Across Borders Grant
    The U.S. Mission to Turkey is currently accepting applications for grants from individuals and organizations in Turkey for projects that support the better integration of Syrian displaced communities into Turkish society. Application deadline is June 30, 2016.
  • EducationUSA Academy
    EducationUSA Academy

    The U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, and the U.S. Consulate in Adana would like to encourage English-speaking Turkish students between the ages of 15 and 17 to apply for a summer program at EducationUSA Academy

  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017 - 2018
    Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017 - 2018
    The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts. Application deadline is August 22, 2016. 
  • 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.
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    Grants
    This page is your source to finding information about grants administered through the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.
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