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  • Readout of VP Biden’s Meeting with President Erdogan

    Readout of VP Biden’s Meeting with President Erdogan

    (Sept. 22): the Vice President met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey at the Peninsula Hotel in New York. The Vice President reaffirmed the importance of the strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey...

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    Statement of Concern About Events in Southeast Turkey

    We are concerned by reports of clashes in Turkey’s Southeast following the Government’s decision to remove some elected local officials from office on charges of supporting terrorism, and appoint local trustees in their place.

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  • Bilateral Meeting at G20 Summit in China

    Bilateral Meeting at G20 Summit in China

    President Obama (Sept. 4): "We're glad you're here, safe, and that we are able to continue to work together to build on the strong alliance and partnership that we've established during the course of my presidency."

  • Statement regarding the terrorist attack in Cizre

    Statement regarding the terrorist attack in Cizre

    Ambassador John Bass (Aug. 26): “We condemn this morning’s horrific terrorist attack in Cizre. We grieve with the people of Turkey, our NATO ally, and we reaffirm our shared commitment to defeating terrorism.”

  • Terrorist Attacks in Turkey

    Terrorist Attacks in Turkey

    NSC Spokesperson Ned Price (Aug.22): "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s terrorist attack in Gaziantep, Turkey. The perpetrators of this barbaric act cynically and cowardly targeted a wedding, killing dozens and leaving scores wounded."

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    United States Condemns Bombing in Gaziantep, Turkey

    Mark C. Toner (Aug 21): The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s heinous attack on a wedding party in Gaziantep.

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    Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Gaziantep

    Ambassador Bass (Aug. 21): "We condemn the barbaric attack on innocent civilians last night in Gaziantep. We stand by our ally Turkey and pledge to continue to work closely together to defeat the common threat of terrorism."

  • Vice President Joe Biden

    Vice President Biden to Travel to Turkey

    On August 22-25, 2016, the Vice President will travel to Riga, Latvia, Ankara, Turkey and Stockholm, Sweden. While in Ankara, the Vice President will meet with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Yildirim to discuss the U.S.-Turkey relationship and a range of issues of importance to both nations.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Kurban Bayramı Holiday

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul and the U.S. Consulate in Adana will be closed on September 12-16, 2016 in observance of the religious holiday “Kurban Bayramı”

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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

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  • Ambassador Bass delivered opening remarks at the International Labor Organization’s Ankara conference (September 22, 2016)
    Ambassador Bass delivered opening remarks at the International Labor Organization’s Ankara conference

    September 22 - Ambassador Bass delivered opening remarks at the International Labor Organization’s Ankara conference marking the successful conclusion of the first phase of the “Labor Market Integration of Syrian Refugees and Host Communities in Turkey” project, funded by the U.S. government.  

  • Vice President Joe Biden
    “Turkey’s Unbending Commitment to Democracy”

    Op-Ed by Vice President Joseph Biden (Milliyet - August 24) - Last month, in the face of a violent attempted coup, thousands of brave citizens of Turkey—ordinary men and women—left the safety of their homes and took to the streets, filling Taksim Square and public spaces all across the country. Amid gunshots and explosions, at great personal risk, they defended their democracy.   »

  • Ambassador Bass and Consul General Hunter at Independence Day Reception in Istanbul, (U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Ambassador Bass at Istanbul's Independence Day Reception

    "Tonight is a solemn occasion that comes at a difficult time. Both of our societies repeatedly have suffered pain and loss at the hands of terrorists. Turkey has just experienced the shock and trauma of a violent coup attempt whose perpetrators killed hundreds." 

  • Ambassador John Bass Interview with CNN Turk’s Hande Firat
    Ambassador John Bass Interview with CNN Turk

    (July 19) - Ambassador Bass: First thing I want to say is to everyone in this society, who is suffering after the terrible trauma of the weekend’s events – başınız sağolsun ve geçmiş olsun.  

  • Statement from Ambassador Bass
    Statement from Ambassador Bass

    Ambassador John Bass (July 18): "The events of this weekend were deeply disturbing for all of us. We join our Turkish friends in mourning the tragic loss of life caused by attempts to violently overthrow Turkey’s democratically-elected government. Coups have no place in a modern democratic society." 

  • Ambassador John Bass' Independence Day Speech
    Ambassador John Bass' Independence Day Speech

    Ambassador John Bass (July 13): "It has been a difficult, painful year since Holly Hanım and I hosted many of you last year at this event. Both of our societies have suffered pain and loss at the hands of terrorists. We feel the losses here in Turkey deeply, and we again extend our deep condolences to everyone here."  »

  • Ambassador John Bass Interview with Haberturk’s Muharrem Sarıkaya (June 27, 2016) Photo: Haberturk
    Interview with Haberturk’s Muharrem Sarıkaya

    (June 27, 2016) - Ambassador Bass: Well, the first thing I wanted to do was to reinforce again our deep sadness and sorrow over the suffering that citizens of this country are experiencing as a result of the ongoing terrorist attacks.  

POLICY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Terrorist Attacks in Turkey
    Terrorist Attacks in Turkey

    NSC Spokesperson Ned Price (Aug.18): "The United States condemns in the strongest terms terrorist attacks yesterday and today in southeastern Turkey. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of those killed, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured. " 

  • Terrorist Attacks in Turkey
    Terrorist Attacks in Turkey

    NSC Spokesperson Ned Price (Aug.10): "The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attacks in southeastern Turkey. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of those killed, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured." 

  • Secretary Kerry and Central Asian Foreign Ministers Pose for a Photograph Before the C5+1 Ministerial Meeting in Uzbekistan
    U.S.-Central Asia (C5+1) Joint Projects

    Secretary Kerry (Aug. 3): "Today we hope to make further progress through a new regional approach built around initiatives on counterterrorism, trade and investment, economic development, and clean energy.  Joint Statement »

  • Statement by Joint Staff Spokesman CAPT Greg Hicks on Behalf of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Joseph Dunford, Jr.
    Statement by Joint Staff Spokesman CAPT Greg Hicks on Behalf of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Joseph Dunford, Jr.

    (August 1) The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., has arrived in Turkey to visit and speak to US personnel stationed at Incirlik Air Base. Additionally the Chairman will meet with Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and General Hulusi Akar, Chief of the Turkish General Staff.  

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    Readout of Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Yildirim

    The Vice President spoke by phone today with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. During the call, the Vice President reaffirmed the importance of the strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey... 

  • President Obama
    President's Call with President Erdogan

    (July 19) - The President spoke by phone today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and again strongly condemned last week’s attempt to violently remove the democratically-elected civilian government of Turkey... 

  • Secretary Kerry's Call With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
    Secretary Kerry's Call With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

    (July 16) Secretary Kerry spoke this evening with the Turkish Foreign Minister, who made clear the Turkish government remains in control of state institutions and thanked the U.S. for its support.  

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    The Situation in Turkey

    (July 16) Secretary Kerry spoke this evening with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. The foreign minister provided an update on events in Turkey, and made clear the Turkish government remains in control of state institutions. 

  • Vice President Joe Biden
    Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim of Turkey

    (June 8) - The Vice President spoke to Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim today to express condolences for the terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Midyat. The Vice President strongly condemned these senseless acts of violence, and the leaders pledged to continue the robust cooperation between the two countries on combatting terrorism.  

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    Statement by NSC Deputy Spokesperson Mark Stroh On the Bombing in Istanbul, Turkey

    (June 7) - The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today's terrorist attack in the heart of Istanbul’s central tourist district, which appears to have targeted Turkish police forces. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those killed and injured, and to their loved ones. This horrific act is only the most recent of many terrorist attacks against Turkey.  

  • Readout of the President’s Call with President Erdogan
    Readout of the President’s Call with President Erdogan

    (June 29) - The President spoke by phone today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express his condolences on behalf of the American people and to reaffirm the solidarity of the United States with Turkey following the terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport yesterday.   »

  • Lisa Monaco’s Call with Interior Minister Efkan Ala
    Lisa Monaco’s Call with Interior Minister Efkan Ala

    (June 29) - Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco spoke by phone today with Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala to express condolences for the horrific attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport...   »

  • Terrorist Attack at Ataturk International Airport
    Terrorist Attack at Ataturk International Airport

    The White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (June 28): "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s heinous terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport in Turkey, which appears to have killed and injured dozens."   »

  • Terrorist Attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport
    Terrorist Attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport

    State Department Deputy Spokesperson Toner (June 28): "We stand in solidarity with our NATO Ally Turkey in combating the threat of terrorism. Sadly, this murderous attack is only the latest in a series of attacks aimed at killing and maiming innocent civilians."   »

RECENT REPORTS

  • International Religious Freedom Report for 2015
    International Religious Freedom Report for 2015

    Deputy Secretary Blinken released the 2015 Report on International Religious Freedom (IRF) on August 10, 2016. The Annual Report on International Religious Freedom details the status of religious freedom in 199 countries and territories around the world during the calendar year 2014.  Turkey »

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    Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

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

  • 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  »

  • Release of Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 (June 2, 2016)
    Country Reports on Terrorism 2015

    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 »

  • Secretary of State John Kerry (State Dept. Image)
    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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  • 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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  • 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. 
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