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    Armenian Remembrance Day

    The White House (Apr. 23): "This centennial is a solemn moment. It calls on us to reflect on the importance of historical remembrance, and the difficult but necessary work of reckoning with the past. I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915, and my view has not changed."

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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks on Trade and National Security at the Atlantic Council (State Dept. Image)

    Renewing U.S. Leadership Through Economic Strength

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 23): "My own convictions are twofold. First, in the modern world, we simply cannot expect our economies to grow and generate new jobs if all we do is buy and sell to ourselves – ain’t gonna work. Trade is a job creator, period."

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

    Secretary Kerry on Earth Day

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 22): "On this Earth Day, I’m asking Americans and concerned citizens everywhere to speak up – to demand more from their leaders when it comes to climate change. Make this an issue that no public official – anywhere – can ignore."

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on April 21, 2015. (State Dept. Image)

    Sec. Kerry with Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 21): "As I’ve often said, foreign policy and economic policy are absolutely inseparable, and this is reflected in the U.S.-Turkey relationship."

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  • Secretary Kerry Poses for a Photo With His Fellow G7 Foreign Ministers Before a G7 Ministerial Meeting in Lubeck, Germany (State Dept. Image)

    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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    Global Coorperation to Combat Global Crime

    Assistant Secretary Ryan (Apr. 18): "To counter global crime, we need global solutions. Here at the State Department, one solution has been to bring together law enforcement officials from around the world to better understand how to work together and share best practices." 

  • Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Assistant Secretary Nuland Traveled to Istanbul, Turkey

    Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland traveled to Istanbul on April 15-16, 2015. During her visit , she discussed a range of strategic bilateral and regional issues with senior government officials. 

  • Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken (State Dept. Image)
    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. 

  • Secretary Kerry Sits in State Department's Ben Franklin Room Before Taping Series of Sunday Show Appearances (State Dept. Image)
    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."  

  • Consul General Hunter at the historic Jewish cemetery in Gelibolu (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Consul General Hunter Visits the Çanakkale Region

    On April 1-2, Consul General Hunter traveled to the Çanakkale region to meet with local government officials and community leaders and to visit cultural and historical sites. 

  • Vice President Biden delivers remarks on U.S. policy in Iraq at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
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    Biden on Situation in Iraq

    "During the term of the last government, distrust had deepened so profoundly between Sunni, Shia, and Kurds -— creating serious obstacles to a unified effort against ISIL and a questioned willingness of whether they were willing to literally stay together." 

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    Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole Band Performs in Istanbul

    Cedric Watson is the brightest young talent to emerge in Creole American music from New Orleans in the last decade. He and his band toured Turkey for a one-week tour, after which they hit the road to perform the famous New Orleans Jazz Festival. Following their performances at cities in different regions of Turkey their last stop was Istanbul.  Video »

  • A health worker administers a polio drop on World Health Day in India. (AP Image)
    World Health Day

    Apr. 7: World Health Day once again reminds us that our individual health is inextricably linked -- across families, communities, and countries.  

  • International Roma Day
    International Roma Day

    Sec Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I honor all Roma on International Roma Day. 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. For centuries, the Roma have suffered at the hands of history’s tyrants. Many still face the scourge of bigotry to this day." 

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    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Apr. 7: Later this month, the international community will gather in New York to review the workings of the now-45-year-old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. At the Review Conference in New York, diplomacy will take center stage. 

  • Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's Nuclear Program - Media Note
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    Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding Iran's Nuclear Program

    "Below are the key parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program that were decided in Lausanne, Switzerland. These elements form the foundation upon which the final text of the JCPOA will be written between now and June 30, and reflect the significant progress that has been made in discussions between the P5+1, the European Union, and Iran. Important implementation details are still subject to negotiation, and nothing is agreed until everything is agreed..." 

  • Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Obama lays out the details of a historic framework with Iran that will prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. April 2, 2015. (White House Image)
    International Nuclear Framework with Iran

    President Obama (April 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." 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters following negotiations between the P5+1 member nations and Iranian officials about the future of their country’s nuclear program at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland on April 2, 2015. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    Press Avail on Iran's Nuclear Program

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 2): "Our political understanding arrived at today opens the door for a long-term resolution to the international community’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. "  

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Cedric Watson in Istanbul

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    Story of Palazzo Corpi
    Palazzo Corpi, the former chancery of the U.S. Embassy in Istanbul and later the site of the consulate general here, has undergone major physical changes but remains a 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
  • 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.