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  • Spokesperson Psaki

    Daily Press Briefing: Ukraine

    Spokesperson Psaki (Jan. 29): "We call on Russia and the separatists it supports to cease immediately offensive military operations in eastern Ukraine and implement fully their commitments under the September Minsk agreements."

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  • U.S. Presidential Delegation Lays a Wreath the Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau (State Dept. Image)

    Holocaust Remembrance

    President Obama: "Honoring the victims and survivors begins with our renewed recognition of the value and dignity of each person. It demands from us the courage to protect the persecuted and speak out against bigotry and hatred."

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  • Secretary Kerry Speaks About Violent Extremism During Address to World Economic Forum Attendees in Switzerland

    World Economic Forum

    Secretary Kerry (Jan. 23): "Let me be clear: There are no grounds ... that will ever justify the murder of children, the kidnapping and the rape of teenage girls, or the slaughter of unarmed civilians."

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    Attacks in Ukraine

    Secretary Kerry (Jan. 24): "I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest terms today's horrific assault by Russia-backed separatists on civilian neighborhoods in Mariupol."

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  • President Barack Obama

    Obama on Anti-Semitism

    Barack Obama (Jan. 22): "Anti-Semitic attacks like the recent terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris pose a threat that extends beyond the Jewish community. They also threaten the values we hold dear -- pluralism, diversity, and the freedoms of religion and expression."

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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





  • Secretary Kerry addresses reporters in Lagos
    Kerry on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Secretary Kerry (Jan. 27): “It was so terrible. It was hard for the mind to absorb it.” Those were the words of U.S. Master Sergeant Marvin Josephs as he entered Buchenwald on April 12, 1945, along with military chaplain Rabbi Herschel Schachter. 

  • Remarks With EU High Representative
    Remarks With EU High Representative

    Secretary Kerry (Jan. 21): "This year will be an important one for international action on climate change. I’m very pleased that the EU and the United States are increasingly aligned in pushing for meaningful commitments by states in advance of the December summit in Paris."  Full text »

  • President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Image)
    President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address

    President Obama (Jan. 20): "I’m asking both parties to give me trade promotion authority to protect American workers, with strong new trade deals from Asia to Europe that aren’t just free, but fair."   Video »

  • Secretary of State John kerry
    We Can Do More to Protect Journalists

    John Kerry (Jan. 20): "The truth is that freedom of the press — whether symbolized by a pencil, a pen, a camera, or a microphone — is under siege, purposefully."   Full text »

  • President Barack Obama
    Use of Force Against ISIL

    Barack Oabama (Jan. 20): "“Instead of getting dragged into another ground war in the Middle East, we are leading a broad coalition, including Arab nations, to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist group.”   Full text »

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    The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., who is remembered in the U.S. on the third Monday of January each year, is perhaps best known as America’s chief spokesman for nonviolent activism as a result of his leadership role in the U.S. civil rights movement   Video »

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    Religious Freedom Day

    President Obama (Jan. 15): "From many faiths and diverse beliefs, Americans are united by the ideals we cherish. Our shared values define who we are as a people and what we stand for as a Nation."  

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    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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Story of Palazzo Corpi

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    Palazzo Corpi, the former chancery of the U.S.Embassy in Istanbul and later the site of the consulate generalhere, has undergone major physical changes but remainsa tangible link to U.S. diplomatic history. 

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  • One Beat Music Exchange Fellowship Program – 2015
    OneBeat 2015 is open to musicians, who demonstrate both an advanced proficiency in their musical work, and an experience with or interest in developing ways to use music as a way to improve their communities. The deadline for appilcation is February 14, 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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    This page is your source to finding information about grants administered through the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.
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