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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers Welcoming Remarks to Attendees at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (State Dept. Image)

    Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

    United States is hosting the 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Secretary Kerry delivers brief remarks at a reception for GES attendees, in Palo Alto, California.

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  • Secretary Kerry and UNHCR Special Envoy Jolie Pitt Address the Press (State Dept. Image)

    World Refugee Day

    Secretary Kerry (June 20): "We are facing a world with about 65 million refugees today. … And with conflicts raging in places like Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya … there are more people seeking refuge, seeking shelter, seeking a future."

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulidis to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., for their bilateral meeting on June 13, 2016. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Conflict in Cyprus

    John Kerry (June 13): ""We will continue to work with our friends in Cyprus on all of the security issues, the economic issues, and clearly on the negotiations themselves in an effort to try to bring this 50-year conflict to the close that it deserves."

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  • The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul honors victims of the tragedy in Orlando

    CG Hunter's Remarks on Orlando Shooting

    Consul General Hunter: "The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul is shocked and saddened by the tragic and senseless act of violence in Orlando, Florida...."

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  • President Obama delivered remarks on mass shooting in Orlando - June 12, 2016 (White House Image)
    President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

    So this is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American -- regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation -- is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country."   Video »

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    The Terror Attack in Istanbul

    Ambassador John Bass (June 7): "Deeply saddened by the barbarous terror attack in Istanbul. Such senseless violence could never be rationalized by any cause. We wish speedy recovery to the injured and extend condolences to the family & friends of those who lost their lives." 

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    President Obama's Ramadan Message

    As another new moon heralds the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslims across the United States and around the world. 

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    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.  

  • U.S. Department of State John Kerry
    On the Occasion of Ramadan

    John Kerry (June 5): On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I wish Muslims in the U.S. and around the world a happy and blessed Ramadan." 

  • Secretary Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, and UN Special Envoy de Mistura Hold a News Conference After a Meeting of the International Syria Support Group in Vienna (State Dept. Image)
    International Syria Support Group

    Secretary Kerry (May 17): "All of the parties...have agreed on a basic framework, which is a united Syria, nonsectarian, that is able to choose its future through a transitional governing body which is, in effect, the implementation of the Geneva process."  Video »

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron listens to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on May 12, 2016, at Lancaster House in London, U.K., at the outset of the first plenary session of an anti-corruption summit meeting hosted by the British leader. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    Anti-Corruption Summit Plenary

    Secretary Kerry (May 12): "People are angry and the anger is going to grow unless we shut the doors and try to prove to people there’s a fairness that can be established in the system." 

  • Syrian and Turkish youth participants engaged in the “My City” workshop organized on May 10-12, 2016 in Istanbul.  (Photo: The U.S. Consulate General Istanbul)
    "My City” Youth Creativity Workshop

    Syrian and Turkish youth participants engaged in the “My City” workshop organized on May 10-12 in collaboration with the Tarlabaşı Community Center. Through storytelling, this project aimed at engaging youth from different cultures in a joint effort for a more effective self-expression.  Photo Gallery »

  • Consul General Chuck Hunter and Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek attended the "Peace Mosaic" final launch ceremony - Beykoz, Istanbul May 11, 2016 (Photo: The U.S. Consulate General Istanbul)
    "Peace Mosaic" Final Launch Ceremony

    Consul General Chuck Hunter and Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek attended the "Peace Mosaic" final launch ceremony on May 11th which is created by American mosaic artist Laurel True and students/volunteers from Beykoz area in Istanbul.  Photo Gallery »

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, flanked by French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayraut, addresses reporters at the Quai d'Orsay - the French Foreign Ministry - before a bilateral conversation following an earlier multilateral meeting about Syria on May 9, 2016, in Paris, France. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    Syria: Cessation of Hostilities

    Secretary Kerry (May 9): "Today the Russian Federation and the U.S. released … a document that will reinstate a nationwide cessation of hostilities as well as calls on the full delivery of humanitarian assistance." 

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    Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the United States on Syria

    (May 9): The Russian Federation and the United States of America, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), recognize the progress that has been made with respect to the cessation of hostilities (CoH) in Syria, in accordance with our Joint Statement of February 22, 2016, and in improving humanitarian access.  

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    Guilty Verdicts in Trial of Dundar and Gul

    Spokesperson Kirby (May 6): "The U.S. is concerned by the guilty verdicts issued today in the trial of Cumhuriyet Editor Can Dundar and Ankara Bureau Chief Erdem Gul, who were convicted of leaking state secrets stemming from their journalistic work." 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on World Press Freedom during the top of the Daily Press Briefing at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on May 3, 2016. [State Department Photo/Public Domain]
    World Press Freedom Day

    Secretary Kerry (May 3): "To those who try to coerce or imprison reporters, we will always say loudly and clearly that committing journalism, reporting on the truth, is not a crime. It is a badge of honor, and today we salute all near and far who proudly wear that badge."  Video »

  • 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.   Video »

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  • Visa interviews that were scheduled for Wednesday June 29 are canceled and will be rescheduled. Affected applicants are advised to check their email for a reschedule notification.

CLOSURE DATES: JULY 4-8, 2016

  • The U.S. Consulate General Istanbul will be closed to the public July 4-July 8, 2016 due to the U.S. Independence Day and the Ramadan holidays. During this period, only life and death emergency services will be provided. Routine services such as passport renewals, including lost or stolen passports, reports of birth abroad, and notarials are not considered emergencies.  Requests for these services will be processed through our online appointment system starting July 11. Nonimmigrant visa applicants should make appointments at www.usvisa-info.com.  

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SWTTurkey 2016 Photo Contest

  • SWTTurkey 2016 Photo Contest
    SWTTurkey 2016 Photo Contest

    We want you to share your best SWT experiences while you are in the United States this summer!  Use the hashtag #SWTTurkey from May 15th to October 1st for the chance to win cool prizes like an iPad Air 2.  Enjoy this incredible cultural experience and don’t forget to use #SWTTurkey when posting your pictures on Instagram!  

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  • Palazzo Corpi (State Dept. Image)
    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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    Job Vacancies
    The American Consulate General Human Resources (HR) Office information page provides information about job vacancies at the Consulate and application procedures.

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    Grants
    This page is your source to finding information about grants administered through the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul.

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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.