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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."

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  • Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 1, 2015

    Climate Change

    Secretary Kerry (July 1): "Leaders from around the world are signaling loud and clear that taking action to address climate change is a top priority."

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  • Preventing Violent Extremism

    Preventing Violent Extremism

    Robert Berschinski (June 30): "We seek to prevent violent extremism, it is in governments' best interest to empower non-governmental organizations and other citizens--youth, women, faith leaders, and victims among them."

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  • Same-sex marriage is a right

    Same-sex marriage is a right

    U.S. Supreme Court decision ensuring a nationwide right to same-sex marriage marks a significant milestone on the path to equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Americans. The ruling shows that a shift in hearts and minds is possible, President Obama said.

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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




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  • 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 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.

Ambassador John Bass - Independence Day 2015


  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our visa processing systems have begun to be restored, and we now have capacity to print visas for applicants previously interviewed.  If your passport was returned to you without a visa due to the systems outage you may now send your passport back to our office for visa printing. 

    After your passports and/or missing documents are received, a consular officer will review your case again.  If everything is in order, your passport with visa will be sent to the PTT office which you chose. This process may take several additional days.

    We make every effort to issue visas approved as quickly as possible.  However due to systems issues, we may continue to experience delays printing visas in certain cases.  

    We apologize to applicants and recognize that this may cause hardship to applicants waiting for visas. 

  • U.S. Embassy Ankara is gradually resuming visa processing and will interview applicants as scheduled.  If your appointment  was canceled, please contact the call center to re-schedule your appointment. 

    The Embassy has made new appointment times available. We ask your patience as it may take additional time to print approved visas.

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

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

Independence Day 2015

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