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    Situation in Ukraine

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 8): "The United States and our allies will not hesitate to use 21st-century tools to hold Russia accountable for 19th-century behavior."

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  • Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather A. Higginbottom  has travelled to Ankara, Istanbul, and Adana on March 18-21 on a visit to U.S diplomatic facilities in Turkey and visited the Syrian Refugee Camp in Adana. (Photo: U.S. Consulate in Adana)

    Deputy Secretary of State visited Turkey

    Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather A. Higginbottom has travelled to Ankara, Istanbul, and Adana on March 18-21 and visited the Saricam Syrian Refugee Camp in Adana.

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  • Signing ceremony - USTDA Supports Renewable Energy Development in Turkey - Awards Grant for Hydrokinetic Power Generation Project - Jess Baily, Deputy Chief of Mission and Michael Lally, Commercial Counselor at the signing ceremony

    USTDA Supports Renewable Energy Development in Turkey

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a $669,875 grant to Turkey’s largest power generation company, the Electricity Generation Company (EUAŞ), in support of its efforts to expand its capacity to generate power.

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    U.S. Companies to Explore Healthcare Sector Opportunities During Trade Mission to Turkey

    Washington – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Arun Kumar announced today that he will lead 17 U.S. companies on a healthcare trade mission to Turkey, May 4-8. Kumar and the delegation will meet with public and private sector officials during stops in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir.  

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    Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone - Press Remarks

    (April 14, 2014) - Ambassador Ricciardone: "(In Turkish) We talked about all the current issues: Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Cyprus, Israel, Palestine, and the U.S.-Turkey relationship - everything actually." ... 

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    Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall to Travel to Turkey

    Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall will travel to Turkey from April 6 to April 10, 2014. While in Turkey, Under Secretary Sewall will discuss bilateral and regional issues, including the response to the crisis in Syria, freedom of expression, justice sector issues, and counterterrorism cooperation with government officials, civil society leaders, and UN organizations. 

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    Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports: Multi-Country Basketball Delegation

    The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the Multi-Nation Final Four Basketball Sports Visitor program from March 30-April 9 in Tennessee. In a continued effort to empower women and girls through sports worldwide, events have been designed around the Women’s NCAA Final Four Championship. Every region of the world is represented: Argentina, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, and Turkey.  Photo Gallery »

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    Rewards for Justice – Reward Offers for Information on DHKP/C Key Leaders: Musa Asoglu, Zerin Sari, and Seher Demir Sen

    The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice program is offering rewards for information on three key leaders of the terrorist organization the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (in Turkish: Devrimci Halk Kurtuluş Partisi-Cephesi, or DHKP/C). The Department has authorized rewards of up to $3 million each for information leading to the location of Musa Asoglu, Zerrin Sari, and Seher Demir Sen.  

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    U.S. Department of State to Offer Massive Online Course for English Language Educators

    The U.S. Department of State announces the launch of Shaping the Way We Teach English, a massive open online course (MOOC) for English as foreign language (EFL) educators. The ten-week university-level course was developed by the University of Oregon and is currently available on the Coursera platform.   Enroll now »

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    United States Mission to the OSCE - Statement on Blocking of Social Media Sites in Turkey

    Ambassador Daniel B. Baer: The United States is concerned by recent actions by the government of Turkey that blocked access to social media sites such as Twitter. We wish to add our voice to the chorus of criticism this action has received from inside and outside Turkey. We strongly oppose any move by an OSCE participating State that runs counter to our shared commitment to protect the fundamental freedom of expression... 

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    Secretary Kerry's Remarks With OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu Before Their Meeting

    DIRECTOR GENERAL UZUMCU: Mr. Secretary, we are very pleased to receive you here at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. This is the first visit by a Secretary of State from the United States to our organization. We are, of course, very grateful for the continued support by the United States to the OPCW, and the latest one is the fact that in Syria we think that the success of this operation mission in Syria will further strengthen the norm against chemical weapons throughout the world.   Video »

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    '21st Century Book Burning'

    Douglas Frantz (Dipnote Blog) - If you’re reading this, you probably live in a country where the Internet provides a portal for the free exchange of ideas. But in many countries, believe it or not, what so many of us take for granted is unfathomable. In others, it is a smoldering memory.  

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    Statement by the Press Secretary on Blocking of Twitter in Turkey

    The United States is deeply concerned that the Turkish government has blocked its citizens’ access to basic communication tools. 

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    Statement by State Department on Turkish Government's Blocking of Social Media Sites

    The United States supports freedom of expression in Turkey and opposes any action to encroach on the right to free speech. We urge the Turkish government to unblock its citizens’ access to Twitter and ensure free access to all social media platforms.  

  • Timuçin Şahin Quartet Tour of Turkey
    Timuçin Şahin Quartet Tour of Turkey

    Timuçin Sahin Quartet will be performing at the 21th The İzmir European Jazz Festival on March 17, 2014. In Ankara, the Turkish American Association will be holding a workshop with Timuçin Sahin Quartet and they will be performing at CerModern on March 19, 2014 

  • Bataan Responds to Turkish Vessel in Distress, Rescues Mariners - March 8, 2014 (Photo: U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet)
    USS Bataan Responds to Turkish Vessel in Distress, Rescues Mariners

    Upon request for assistance, the aircraft lowered a rescue swimmer and recovered two Turkish mariners and returned to Bataan. The rescued mariners were assessed by Bataan’s medical team, and were transferred to the Hellenic Coast Guard.  Video »

  • Award winner filmmaker Judy Lieff visited Turkey
    Award winner filmmaker Judy Lieff visited Turkey

    American Film Showcase envoy Judy Lieff visited Turkey. The U.S. Embassy in Ankara organized workshops in Istanbul, Bursa, Eskisehir and Ankara alongside of screening her award winner documentary film, DEAF JAM. Judy Lieff met young people in Turkey, interviewed by journalism students, visited Turkish film festival organizers in Ankara at Flying Broom International Women Film Festival office.   Photos »

  • Apply Early
    Would You Like to Go to the U.S. This Summer? Summer Months May Be Too Late

    The U.S. Embassy Ankara and Consulate General Istanbul would like to encourage all non-immigrant visa applicants to apply for their visas well in advance of the summer travel season. Currently the wait time for visa appointments at Embassy Ankara and Consulate General Istanbul is one week or less.  

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers the first of three major climate change speeches in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 16, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    Secretary Kerry on Climate Change

    "This year, as Secretary of State, I will engage in a series of discussions on the urgency of addressing climate change – particularly on the national security implications and the economic opportunities. "  Video »

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    Statement by the Press Secretary on Cyprus

    President Obama and the United States welcome the meeting today of the two Cypriot leaders, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades and Mr. Dervish Eroglu, and the renewal of negotiations on a Cyprus settlement under the auspices of the United Nations.  

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