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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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  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Delegates Before Signing the COP21 Climate Change Agreement on Earth Day in New York (State Dept. Image)

    Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 22): "Today we know: The new energy future, the efficiencies, the alternative resources, the clean options – none of what we have to achieve is beyond our capacity technologically. The only question is whether it is beyond our collective resolve."

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  • 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. "

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  • Secretary Kerry Releases the 2015 Human Rights Report in Washington (State Department Image)

    Release of the 2015 Human Rights Report

    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."

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  • Preventing Domestic Violence with Mark Wynn (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Preventing Domestic Violence with Mark Wynn

    ABD’nin Tennessee eyaleti Nashville Büyükşehir Polis Teşkilatı’nda 21 yıldır görev yapan Komiser Mark Wynn, 14-15 Nisan'da İstanbul'da Hanımlar Eğitim ve Kültür Vakfı/HEKVA ve ardından Maltepe Belediyesi işbirliğiyle düzenlenen etkinliklere konuşmacı olarak katıldı.   Photo Gallery »

  • Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015 - Turkey
    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015 - Turkey

    Executive Summary: Turkey is a constitutional republic with a multiparty parliamentary system and a president. A unicameral parliament (the Grand National Assembly) exercises legislative authority. The June 7 parliamentary elections, which observers considered generally free and fair, resulted in a hung parliament and led to a “rerun” election on November 1.   Full Report on Turkey in PDF »

  • Ambassador John Bass
    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. 

  • 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."  Video »

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    Acting Special Envoy Arsalan Suleman to Travel to Turkey

    Acting Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Arsalan Suleman will travel to Istanbul, Turkey, April 12-15. During his trip, he will offer remarks at the OIC’s Young Leaders Summit about the importance of pluralism, civic engagement, and inter- and intra-cultural dialogue. He will also attend the 13th Islamic Summit Conference of the OIC and discuss U.S.-OIC collaboration and strategic partnerships. 

  • VP Biden’s Meeting with President Erdogan during 2016 Nuclear Security Summit - Washington, DC (March 31, 2016)
    VP Biden’s Meeting with President Erdogan

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

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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. 

  • Secretary Kerry Meets With Turkish President Erdogan in Washington (State Dept. Image)
    Secretary Kerry with Turkish President Erdoğan

    Secretary Kerry met briefly on March 30 in Washington with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. They discussed ongoing efforts to secure a political transition in Syria. 

  • Secretary Kerry Listens as Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu Addresses Reporters in Washington (State Dept. Image)
    U.S. - Turkey Partnership

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 28): "Turkey is an important partner with the United States in this effort. It is a NATO ally. It has joined together with Europe and NATO now in an effort to try to stem the tide of migrants flowing through the Aegean."  Video »

  • Borderless Hack Winners
    Congratulations to the BorderlessHack Winning Team

    Congratulations to the BorderlessHack winning team from Istanbul&I!! The judges loved their Hand to Heart winning project -- using powerful storytelling to connect Syrian refugee women craftmakers with a transparent, online marketplace.   Photo Gallery »

  • Consul General Charles F. Hunter walks with fellow Consuls General on Istiklal Street (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Consul General Hunter Expressed Condolences

    Consul General Hunter: "Whether it’s American, Turkish, whatever nationality, we stand united in the face of extremism and in our determination to fight that scourge.” 

  • Consul General Hunter at Sakarya Chamber of Commerce in Sakarya (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Consul General Hunter's Sakarya Visit

    During his visit to Sakarya on March 23, Consul General Hunter discussed opportunities for greater cooperation between Turkey and the U.S. with members of the Sakarya Chamber of Commerce, toured the Earthquake and Culture Museum, and also visited ASAS Aluminum Factory  Photo Gallery »

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    NSC Spokesperson on the Terrorist Attack in Istanbul

    Spokesperson Price (Mar 19): The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey. Two American citizens were among those killed in this heinous attack. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of those killed, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.  

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Celebrating Earth Day with Kids!

GSO Solicitation Announcement

  • GSO Solicitation
    GSO Solicitation
    Installing stainless steel concertina wires on the
    Consulate perimeter walls. Submission of complete quotation no later than May 16, 2016. See full solicitation for more details.


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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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Education USA

  • Education USA

State Magazine Article

  • 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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Consular Alerts

Job Opportunities

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


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


  • Atlas Corps Professional Fellowship
    Atlas Corps Professional Fellowship
    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.