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  • Secretary Kerry and University of Texas at Austin President Fenves Stand in Front of a Solar Field as They Deliver Remarks Following a Business Roundtable on Clean Energy in Austin - State Dept Image

    Paris Climate Change Agreement

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 27): "Last week we saw some 200 nations come to the United Nations, and 100 and, I think, 90 or so signed the agreement itself that will put the world on the road towards sustainable energy production, sustainable energy use; towards clean energy."

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  • "Free the Press" Campaign

    "Free the Press" Campaign

    The Department of State launched its fifth annual "Free the Press" campaign today as part of its efforts to mark the importance of a free and independent media in the days leading up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3.

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  • Ambassador Bass visited three cutting-edge R&D centers in Istanbul and Kocaeli (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)

    Ambassador Bass Visits R&D Centers

    Ambassador Bass visited three cutting-edge R&D centers in Istanbul and Kocaeli that showcased U.S.-Turkey cooperation. GE’s Aviation Center, Ford Otosan and thirdly SANLAB Simulation Research Center.

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  • Decision To Suspend the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    Decision To Suspend the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    Spokesperson John Kirby (Apr. 21): "We call on the Russian Federation to reverse the Ministry of Justice’s recent decision to designate the Crimean Tatar Mejlis as an “extremist” organization and the decision by de facto authorities in Crimea to suspend this democratic institution."

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  • Domestic Violence Expert Mark Wynn was in Ankara
    Domestic Violence Expert Mark Wynn was in Ankara

    Mark Wynn, a retired Nashville police officer and an expert on domestic violence was invited by the U.S. Embassy to participate in speaking events with women’s NGOs and federations, experts at municipalities , provincial directorates and the ministry of family and social policies, advisors at shelters and violence prevention and monitoring centers, lawyers, social service and health experts, police officers, experts at TNP domestic crimes units and public order and crime investigation department, academics, local journalists and citizens in Ankara, Antalya, Istanbul and Adana. Full text »

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    National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice's Meeting with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey

    National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price (March 28): National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today at the White House with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey to discuss U.S.-Turkey cooperation on security and counterterrorism. They discussed the best means to work together to degrade and destroy ISIL.  

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    Readout - Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu

    John Kirby (March 28) : Secretary Kerry met today in Washington with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. Secretary Kerry reiterated our condolences for those killed and injured in recent terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Ankara. He also reaffirmed our shared commitment to counterterrorism cooperation. 

  • Kizilay Terror Attack Location Visit
    Kizilay Terror Attack Location Visit

    (March 23) Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Ambassador John Bass, and Brig. General Marc Sasseville paid their respects to the victims of the Kizilay bombing, laying flowers in honor of those lost and wounded in the attack. 

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    Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

    (April 27) We welcome the momentum we have witnessed in recent months against Daesh in Iraq and Syria. Daesh continues to lose territory as well as control of strategic resupply routes and resources. 

  • Armenian Remembrance Day
    Armenian Remembrance Day

    White House (Apr. 22): "Today we stand with the Armenian people throughout the world in recalling the horror of the Meds Yeghern and reaffirm our ongoing commitment to a democratic, peaceful, and prosperous Armenia. " 

  • Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons
    Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

    Special Envoy Barry (Apr. 20): "Almost as soon as I began this job, I began traveling –- both to learn firsthand from communities, from advocates, and from LGBTI people about their most pressing human rights concerns, as well as to assess what we as the U.S. government could do to address those concerns." 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry releases the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on April 13, 2016. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    2015 Country Reports on Human Rights

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 13): "It is important to underscore that the reports that we release today, as voluminous as they are, represent just a tiny fraction of what this department does to advance freedom and dignity across the globe.  Vıdeo »

  • Roundtable with Diplomatic Correspondents Association
    Roundtable with Diplomatic Correspondents Association

    Ambassador Bass (April 7): I'm really pleased to be here, as I always am when I get an opportunity to talk to and interact with members of your profession.   Full text »

  • Remarks by President Obama at the Closing Session of the Nuclear Security Summit - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2016)
    President Obama at Nuclear Security Summit

    President Obama (Apr 1): "...our people do share common aspirations to live in security and peace and to be free from fear. The fight against ISIL will continue to be difficult, but, together, we are making real progress, and I'm absolutely confident that we will prevail and destroy this vile organization."  Full text »

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    The President’s Meeting with President Erdogan

    President Obama this evening met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit to discuss U.S.-Turkey cooperation on regional security, counterterrorism, and migration.   Full text »

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers the keynote address at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Energy Summit on April 5, 2016, in New York City. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    The Future of Energy

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 5): “Unless we transition away from the sources of Edison’s time to these low-carbon alternatives, we are going to self-inflict harm to infrastructure, food production, water supplies, ecosystems, health – potentially to life as we know it on this planet.”  Video »

  • VP Biden’s Meeting with President Erdogan
    VP Biden’s Meeting with President Erdogan

    (March 31) The Vice President met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today at the St. Regis hotel, where the two leaders reaffirmed the close alliance between the United States and Turkey.  

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and President Erdogan met in Wahington D.C. - March 30, 2016
    Secretary Kerry's Meeting With President Erdogan

    Spokesperson John Kirby (March 30): Secretary Kerry met briefly today in Washington with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.They discussed ongoing efforts to secure a political transition in Syria. 

RECENT REPORTS

  • Secretary Kerry released the State Department’s 39th annual Human Rights Reports
    Country Reports on Human Rights 2015

    Secretary Kerry released the State Department’s 40th annual Human Rights Reports, a comprehensive review of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world. Turkey  »

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    International ‪Religious Freedom‬ Report

    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 »

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    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government's principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. Turkey »

  • Release of Country Reports on Terrorism 2014 by Ambassador Kaidanow June 19, 2015
    Country Reports on Terrorism

    U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism.  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.

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Announcements

  • EducationUSA Academy
    EducationUSA Academy

    The U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, and the U.S. Consulate in Adana would like to encourage English-speaking Turkish students between the ages of 15 and 17 to apply for a summer program at EducationUSA Academy

  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017 - 2018
    Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017 - 2018
    The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts. Application deadline is August 22, 2016. 
  • Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) Competition
    Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) Competition
    The 2016 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) competition began on February 9. Gather your Exchange Alumni teams and apply
    for $25,000.
  • 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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    This page is your source to finding information about grants administered through the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.
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