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  • Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 16, 2015

    Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance

    Secretary Kerry (Apr.16): "We lack the power to rewind the clock or to bring back those who were murdered. But we do have the power of remembrance, and we will never cease to honor the memory of those who were killed, to grieve their loss, and to cherish their names."

  • Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 15, 2015

    Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

    (Apr. 15): Today Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to the State Department to brief senior diplomatic representatives from among the 62 members of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

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  • Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 14, 2015

    Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

    The Appendix to Diplomatic Correspondence of 1865 is a unique volume in the Foreign Relations series. Unlike the rest of the series, this volume was not produced to tell the story of U.S. foreign policy.

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  • Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 13, 2015

    Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Turkey

    On April 15, Assistant Secretary Nuland will travel to Istanbul, Turkey, where she will discuss a range of strategic bilateral and regional issues with senior government officials.

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  • Crimeans deserve better

    Crimeans deserve better

    Since occupying Crimea in March 2014, Russian authorities have singled out and persecuted Crimean Tatars — a native ethnic group of about 300,000. The latest in this disturbing pattern is the recent shutdown of 11 out of 12 Tatar-language media outlets operating in Crimea.

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  • G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

    G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 15): "We’re very, very privileged to be here with the G7, which has a critical voice right now on the major challenges that we face – ISIS, Yemen, the Middle East, Syria, Ukraine, Libya."

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  • Fact Sheet
BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION
April 14, 2015
    Nuclear Non-Proliferation Myths and Facts

    Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation answers 10 myths with facts on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Regime.  Full text »

  • Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 13, 2015
    Combating International Crime

    The U.S. and international participants will discuss and explore mutual threats to international peace and security, including narcotics trafficking, trafficking in persons, border security, money laundering, cyber security, wildlife trafficking, and terrorism.  Full text »

  • Interview
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 12, 2015
    Agreement with Iran

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 12): "But when it came time to implement the agreement, the agreement that was implemented was the agreement that we had articulated and it was the agreement that has been kept."   Full text »

  • THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
April 9, 2015

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    Biden on Situation in Iraq

    Vice President Joe Biden (Apr. 9): "For all the years I spent in dealing with Iraqi public officials and the Iraqi government, we knew for certain without a united Iraqi government, there was no possibility -- none -- of defeating ISIL."  Full text »

  • Jeff Rathke
Acting Deputy Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
April 9, 201
    Daily Press Briefing: Iran

    Acting Spokesperson Jeff Rathke (Apr. 9): "I think the first point I would make is we’re not negotiating in public. We’ve talked a lot over the last week about the parameters of the framework, and we’ve certainly gone into some detail about them."  Full text »

  • Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 7, 2015
    International Roma Day

    John Kerry (Apr.7): "Today we celebrate the Romani people and their rich cultural heritage. But we are also mindful of the challenges that many Roma experience in their daily lives."  Full text »

  • Press Statement
Marie Harf
Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 3, 2015
    Recent Violence Against Civilians in Syria

    Marie Harf (Apr.3): "The United States strongly condemns attacks against Syrian civilians, who continue to suffer from both the Asad regime and violent extremist groups."  Full text »

  • Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 3, 2015
    Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 3): "Landmines and other unexploded ordnance continue to endanger civilians in over 60 countries across the globe. We must make that our focus during the coming year."   Full text »

  • THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
Washington, D.C.
April 2, 2015

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    Iran Nuclear Weapon Deal

    Barack Obama (Apr. 2): "Today, the United States -- together with our allies and partners -- has reached a historic understanding with Iran, which, if fully implemented, will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon"  Full text »

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  • http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm#wrapper
    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 »

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  • 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.

Paul Zaloom Interview

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. 

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  • 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

  • The Legislative Cohort of Professional Fellows Program (PFP)-2015
    Professional Fellows Program (PFP) - 2015
    The Legislative Cohort of Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and initiated in 2005 under the auspices of the Legislative Education and Practice (LEAP) program. Young professionals from Turkey will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in, and exposure to, United States government. The deadline for application is April 15, 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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