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  • Ambassador’s CNN Turk Interview

    Ambassador’s CNN Turk Interview

    Ambassador John Bass (Sep. 02): `The inclusion of Turkey in the full spectrum of operations against DAESH we believe is a really important development and an important additional contribution to our effort to degrade over time and ultimately defeat this terrible terrorist organization."

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  • Mark C. Toner
Deputy Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
September 1, 2015

    Turkey Briefing

    Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner (Sep. 1): " We certainly look to governments, including Turkey, to ensure that legal enforcement activity is done in accordance with international legal standards, and that includes full respect for due process as well as equal treatment under the law."

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  • Samantha Power
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
Washington, DC
September 1, 2015

    #FreeThe20 Campaign

    Ambassador Power (Sept. 1): "Today, we are here to launch a campaign to recognize 20 ... women who should be advocating for women’s empowerment and part of the discussions around the Conference in New York in three weeks, rather than being behind bars."

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  • On Vice News Journalists' Arrests

    On Vice News Journalists' Arrests

    Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner (Aug. 31): " Freedom of expression, including for journalists, and due process are key elements in every healthy democracy and are enshrined, in fact, in the Turkish constitution as well as Turkey’s OSCE commitments and Turkey’s international human rights obligations"

  • Remarks at the #GLACIER Conference

    Remarks at the #GLACIER Conference

    John Kerry (Aug. 31): "What we can decide here – and not just here but what we make real in Paris and beyond – will profoundly impact the future of life on this planet."

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  • Klasik Keyifler Music Festival 2015
    Klasik Keyifler Music Festival 2015

    Klasik Keyifler returned to Cappadocia for its 6th International Music Festival, filling a myriad of magical spaces and historical venues with music. For a 3-week period from August 1-23, travelers and residents of the region were treated to daily musical events, with small ensemble repertoire ranging from classical western genres through classical Turkish and classical jazz. Full text and the photo gallery »

  • U.S. Embassy Statement on a Media Report by Cumhuriyet Newspaper
    U.S. Embassy Statement on a Media Report by Cumhuriyet Newspaper

    An article in today’s (August 10, 2015) Cumhuriyet newspaper attributes to U.S. Ambassador John Bass a number of quotes that are simply inaccurate, and others that are exaggerated or taken out of context.  Full text »

  • 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 »

POLICY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The #GLACIER Conference
    The #GLACIER Conference

    The State Department will host, GLACIER, an important conference in Anchorage, Alaska on August 30-31 that will focus the world's attention on the most urgent issues facing the Arctic today  Full text »

  • United Nations on LGBT Rights
    United Nations on LGBT Rights

    On Monday, the United Nations Security Council held it’s first-ever meeting on LGBT rights and the persecution of LGBT individuals around the world, co-hosted by the United States and Chile.  Full text »

  • Daily Press Briefing - Turkey
    Daily Press Briefing - Turkey

    Spokesperson John Kirby (Aug. 24): "We – all nations in the coalition can continue to improve and to do more, everybody. And we’re mindful, as are the Turks, that the border remains an issue, and they’re taking steps. And they have contributed, and they continue to do so."  Full text »

  • How can we call ourselves civilised while women are victims of barbarity?
    How can we call ourselves civilised while women are victims of barbarity?

    Secretary of State John Kerry - The Guardian Op-Ed (Aug.29,2015): "We must settle for nothing less than a united world saying no to sexual violence and yes to justice, fairness and peace."  Full text »

  • John Kirby
Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
August 19, 2015
    Murder of archaeologist Khaled Assad in Syria

    Spokesperson John Kirby (Aug. 19): "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms this murder yesterday of a man who dedicated his life to preserving Syria’s cultural treasures."  Full text »

  • Joint Statement
    Joint Statement

    Joint Statement from the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the United States: The United States has informed the Turkish government that the U.S. deployment of Patriot air and missile defense units in Turkey...  Full text »

RECENT REPORTS

  • 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 »

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

    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 »

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  • 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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  • 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. 

  • 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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