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  • Secretary Kerry Meets With Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu in Paris to Discuss Gaza Strip Cease-fire (Photo: US Department of State)

    Secretary Kerry Meets With Turkish FM Davutoglu

    Secretary Kerry: I’m delighted to have a chance to be able to welcome my colleagues, the Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu and Foreign Minister of Qatar Khalid Attiyah, here to the American Embassy in Paris.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby, left, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, second from right, and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a news conference in Cairo, Egypt, on July 25, 2014, to discuss efforts to reach a cease-fire in fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    The Situation in Gaza

    Secretary Kerry (July 25): "Specifically, here is what we’ve been working to try to bring about. At this moment, we are working toward a brief seven days of peace – seven days of a humanitarian cease-fire in honor of Eid."

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  • UN Secretary-General Ban Addresses Reporters Before Gaza Cea…ing in Jerusalem With Secretary Kerry (Photo: State Dept.)

    The Situation in Gaza

    Secretary Kerry (July 23): "The UN is wholeheartedly in this effort to try to see if we can advance not just a cease-fire but a sustainable process of going forward, which is very important."

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  • President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine, on the South Lawn of the White House, July 21, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    President's Update on the Situation in Ukraine

    President Obama made a statement on the current situation in Ukraine, in the wake of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 being shot down last week over territory controlled by Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.

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Embassy Highlights

  • Ambassador Francis Ricciardone and Turkish Minister for EU A…e people of the U.S. on the occasion of the Independence Day
    238th Independence Day Celebrations in Ankara

    Ambassador Ricciardone and Dr. Ricciardone hosted the 238th Independence Day celebrations at their residence in Ankara. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone, his wife Dr. Marie Ricciardone, and DCM Jess Baily with his wife Capie Polk, and Brigadier General Marc H. Sasseville and his wife welcomed and greeted guests before the official ceremony. Photos »

  • U.S. Consul General Charles F. Hunter at 48-hour TSRRF Hackaton in Istanbul
    48-Hour Hackathon in Istanbul

    With support from the Department of State’s Fund for Innovation, the U.S. Consulate has partnered with the Institute for Creative Minds to organize a 48-hour "hackathon" which took place at the Galata Greek School in Istanbul on June 20-22, 2014.  Photos »



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    In recognition of the Ramadan Holiday, U.S. Embassy Ankara will be closed from Monday July 28th to Wednesday July 30th. The Consular Section will resume regular operations on Thursday, July 31st.

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