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  • Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 28, 2015

    Frank A. Rose to Travel to Turkey

    Mar. 28: Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank A. Rose will travel to Romania, Israel, and Turkey, March 28-April 4, for consultations on space security, missile defense, and other bilateral and multilateral security topics.

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  • Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 27, 2015

    UN Human Rights Council 28th Session

    Mar. 27: The outcomes of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights concerns.

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  • President Barack Obama and Presidend Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    Obama's Call with Turkey's President Erdoğan

    The President spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today to discuss ongoing cooperation in the fight against ISIL and common efforts to bring security and stability to Iraq and Syria.

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  • Air Support to Counter-ISIL Coalition

    Air Support to Counter-ISIL Coalition

    At the request of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Coalition today (Mar. 25) launched airstrikes in and around Tikrit in support of Iraqi Security Forces ground operations.

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  • The leaders of tomorrow

    The leaders of tomorrow

    During a March 21 visit to Cambodia, first lady Michelle Obama urged female students to finish their education and become role models in their communities.

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  • Catherine M. Russell
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues 
UN Headquarters
New York, NY
March 12, 2015

    Commission on the Status of Women

    Catherine M. Russell (Mar. 12): "I am here today to reaffirm a simple, but powerful principle: that our collective pursuit of global peace, prosperity, and security will only be successful once we break through the economic, political, and social barriers to gender equality."






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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

  • Paul Zaloom Antalya Workshop
    Paul Zaloom Antalya Workshop

    Paul Zaloom, American object theater artist, visited Antalya for a workshop after two performances and workshops in Izmir within the frame of İzmir International Puppet Days Festival.  Full text and photo gallery »

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    Special Presidential Envoy General Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy McGurk’s Visit To Turkey

    Special Presidential Envoy General John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Ambassador Brett McGurk had constructive talks with Under Secretary Feridun Sinirlioglu last night in Ankara on our shared efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL. General Allen welcomed Turkey's support in training vetted Syrian opposition, noted recent Turkish actions to increase border security and restrict the flow of foreign fighters, and thanked Turkey for its generosity in hosting Syrian and Iraqi refugees displaced by violence. 

  • U.S. Ambassador John Bass (U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Ambassador John Bass' Remarks at Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Summit in İstanbul

    Ambassador Bass: "The United States and Turkey have been friends and allies for over 60 years. But when most people think about our relationship, they tend to think about military and security relations. Our economic and commercial relationship has historically been comparatively smaller, and we believe when we look at the size and diversity of both our economies this part of our relationship is underperforming." 

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    Turkey’s U.S. Exchange Programs Alumni Association Organizes Its First Event

    Turkey’s U.S. Exchange Programs (USEP) Alumni Association organized its first event at the Turkish American Association on Friday, February 27 in Ankara.  

  • Two Conferences on English Language Teaching
    Two Conferences on English Language Teaching

    U.S. Embassy Turkey English Langauge Program section organized two conferences in Antalya on teaching English. American experts from Europe and the Middle East gathered and shared professional know-hows. Plus, those experts also intercated with their Turkish counterparts in the second part of the conference series. Watch the video interviews »

  • Canan Dagdeviren
    Canan Dagdeviren - An Inspiring Story

    In an interview done with the Fulbright Newsletter, Dr. Canan Dagdeviren, 2009 Fulbright Doctorate Grant Alumnus, shares her journey starting from her childhood years to her award winning academic career in this inspiring story. If you or loved ones are considering applying to Fulbright Programs, we strongly recommend you to read the full interview. Read the story »


  • John Kerry
Secretary of State
Dean Acheson Auditorium
Washington, DC
March 25, 2015
    Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 25): "We have made economics a centerpiece of our international agenda, focusing on innovation, and entrepreneurship, and the creation of jobs, and we favor a free and open global system of investment and trade, and we’re working on the TTIP..."  Full text »

Office of the Press Secretary
Washington, D.C.
March 24, 2015
    Germanwings Flight 9525

    The President spoke with Chancellor Merkel of Germany on march 24th concerning the crash of Germanwings flight 9525.  Full text »

  • John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
March 24, 2015
    Remarks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 24): "We've also learned that investment, innovation, and trade are not just the principal engines of a strong economy; they are the principal engines of a strong society."  Full text »

Office of the Press Secretary
Washington, D.C.
March 23, 2015

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    Obama at SelectUSA Investment Summit

    Barack Obama (Mar. 23): "The fact is there’s never been a more exciting time for us to do business together. And today, I want to talk about why America is not only the right place for you to invest, but why America is the safest, strongest, smartest place for you to invest than we’ve been in a long time. "  Full text »

Office of the Press Secretary
Washington, D.C.
March 23, 2015
    New Steps to Attract Foreign Investors to U.S.

    To maintain this momentum, today the President announced new Administration initiatives to bring job-creating investment from around the world to the United States at the second SelectUSA Investment Summit.  Full text »

  • Remarks
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Olympic Museum
Lausanne, Switzerland
March 21, 2015
    Negotiations on Iran's Nuclear Program

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 21): "We want the right deal that would make the world, including the United States and our closest allies and partners, safer and more secure, and that is our test."  Full text »

  • Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
March 18, 2015
    Attack in Tunusia

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 18): "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today's deadly terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis. ... We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the victims' families and loved ones."  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

  • 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.
  • Public Affairs
    This page is your source to finding information about grants administered through the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.
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