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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 27, 2015

    Humanitarian Assistance for Palestinians in Syria

    In response to the devastating crisis in Yarmouk, Ambassador Samantha Power, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, announced April 24 that the United States is providing an additional $6 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

  • The Earthquake in Nepal

    The Earthquake in Nepal

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 25): "I join the people of the United States in expressing our deepest condolences to all of those affected by today's earthquake in Nepal, including the families of those who died in Nepal, India, China, and Bangladesh."

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Office of the Press Secretary
April 23, 2015

    Armenian Remembrance Day

    The White House (Apr. 23): "This centennial is a solemn moment. It calls on us to reflect on the importance of historical remembrance, and the difficult but necessary work of reckoning with the past. I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915, and my view has not changed."

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  • The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

    Statement on a Counterterrorism Operation

    President Barack Obama (Apr.23): "This morning, I want to express our grief and condolences to the families of two hostages. One American, Dr. Warren Weinstein, and an Italian, Giovanni Lo Porto, who were tragically killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation."

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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




Embassy Highlights


  • Remarks With Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
    Remarks With Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 21): "As I’ve often said, foreign policy and economic policy are absolutely inseparable, and this is reflected in the U.S.-Turkey relationship."  Full text »

Office of the Press Secretary
April 21, 2015
    Ambassador Rice's meeting with Minister Cavusoglu

    White House (Apr. 21): "Ambassador Rice and the Minister Cavusoglu discussed concrete ways to strengthen our cooperation against ISIL and foreign fighters and reviewed the train and equip program for vetted members of the moderate Syrian opposition."  Full text »

  • Global Cooperation To Combat Global Crime
    Global Cooperation To Combat Global Crime

    Assistant Secretary Ryan (Apr. 18): "To counter global crime, we need global solutions. Here at the State Department, one solution has been to bring together law enforcement officials from around the world to better understand how to work together and share best practices."  Full text »


    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

  • Thread

    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. 

Consular Alerts


  • Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)
    Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

    The U.S. Department of State and IREX announce an open competition for a program that will bring outstanding current secondary school, full-time English teachers, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to the U.S. for a professional development opportunity. Application Deadline: May 1, 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.
  • Public Affairs
    This page is your source to finding information about grants administered through the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.
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