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  • Secretary Kerry Sits with German, Chinese, European Union, French, British, and Russian Colleagues Before P5+1 Nations Resume Direct Negotiations With Iranian Officials About Future of Their Nuclear Program (State Dept. Image)

    Negotiations on Iran Nuclear's Program

    Background briefing: "We are focused on getting a political framework that addresses all of the major elements of a comprehensive deal done by the end of March."

  • President's Call with Turkey's Erdoğan

    Obama's Call with Turkey's President Erdoğan

    The President spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today to discuss ongoing cooperation in the fight against ISIL and common efforts to bring security and stability to Iraq and Syria.

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

    SelectUSA Investment Summit

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 24): "We've also learned that investment, innovation, and trade are not just the principal engines of a strong economy; they are the principal engines of a strong society."

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    Asst. Sec. Frank A. Rose to Travel to Romania, Israel, and Turkey

    Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank A. Rose will travel to Romania, Israel, and Turkey, March 28-April 4, for consultations on space security, missile defense, and other bilateral and multilateral security topics. April 2-4, Assistant Secretary Rose will travel to Ankara, Turkey. During this time, he will lead the U.S. delegation in its consultations with senior officials from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other officials on a variety of strategic issues of mutual concern. 

  • U.S F-18 Fighter Refuels At The Back Of A KC-135 Refueling Aircraft Over Iraq
    Counter-ISIL Coalition Provides Air Support in Battle for Tikrit

    Spokesperson Psaki: "These strikes were designed to destroy ISIL strongholds with precision -- protecting innocent Iraqis by minimizing damage to infrastructure, and enabling Iraqi forces under Iraqi command to continue offensive operations against ISIL in the vicinity of Tikrit. All strikes were coordinated with the Government of Iraq and Iraqi Security Forces through our Joint Operation Center in Baghdad. 

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    Germanwings Flight 9525

    The President spoke with Chancellor Merkel of Germany on march 24th concerning the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. 

  • "Unsettled" Dance Performance in Istanbul (Photo: Ani Collier)
    "Unsettled" Dance Performance in Istanbul

    A special dance performance by David Dorfman Dance, Korhan Başaran & the Artists with guest dancers from Armenia Davit Grigoryan & Karen Khachatryan took place at Zorlu Center PSM Drama Theatre on March 23, 2015  Photo Gallery »

  • Attack in Tunisia (AP Image)
    Attack in Tunisia

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 18): "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today's deadly terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis. ... We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the victims' families and loved ones." 

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    Special Presidential Envoy General Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy McGurk’s Visit To Turkey

    Special Presidential Envoy General John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Ambassador Brett McGurk had constructive talks with Under Secretary Feridun Sinirlioglu last night in Ankara on our shared efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL. General Allen welcomed Turkey's support in training vetted Syrian opposition, noted recent Turkish actions to increase border security and restrict the flow of foreign fighters, and thanked Turkey for its generosity in hosting Syrian and Iraqi refugees displaced by violence.  

  • 2015 Theme: Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives
    Presidential Proclamation: Celebrating Women's History Month

    Throughout history, extraordinary women have fought tirelessly to broaden our democracy's reach and help perfect our Union. Through protest and activism, generations of women have appealed to the values at the heart of our Nation and fought to give meaning to the idea that we are all created equal. As today's women and girls reach for new heights, they stand on the shoulders of all those who have come before and carry forward their legacy of proud achievement. This month, we celebrate countless pioneering women and the victories they won, and we continue our work to build a society where our daughters have the same possibilities as our sons. 

  • U.S. Ambassador John Bass (U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Ambassador John Bass' Remarks at Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Summit in İstanbul

    Ambassador Bass: "The United States and Turkey have been friends and allies for over 60 years. But when most people think about our relationship, they tend to think about military and security relations. Our economic and commercial relationship has historically been comparatively smaller, and we believe when we look at the size and diversity of both our economies this part of our relationship is underperforming." 

  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Reporters During News Conference in Paris With French Foreign Minister Fabius (State Dept. Image)
    Iran Nuclear Talks

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 7): "All of our partners are consistently exchanging and sharing information, sharing ideas, working together, meeting, and helping to try to drive this to the good conclusion that we want." 

  • U.S. Consul General Charles F. Hunter with Mayor of Bursa  Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality Recep Altepe - March 5-6, 2015. (Photo: Bursa Metropolitan  Municipality)
    Consul General Chuck Hunter Traveled to “Yeşil Bursa"

    On March 5-6, Consul General Chuck Hunter traveled to “Yesil Bursa” with American and Turkish colleagues from the Consulate General. The purpose of his visit was to meet with a variety of political, business, and cultural contacts.  Photo Gallery »

  • Updated on Situation in Ukraine (AP Image)
    Update on Situation in Ukraine

    Assistant Secretary Nuland (Mar. 10): "Ukraine is central to our 25 year Transatlantic quest for a 'Europe whole, free and at peace.' My interagency colleagues and I are pleased to update you today on U.S. efforts to support Ukraine."   DipNote »

  • American Football Without Barriers in Istanbul (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    American Football Without Barriers in Istanbul

    American Football Without Barriers brings professional NFL players to Turkey. Building skills and physical activity in men and women. Thanks to Fox International Channels and others for partnering with the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul on this program.   Photo Gallery »

  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Delegates at UN Human Rights Council Chamber in Switzerland (State Dept. Image)
    28th Session of the Human Rights Council

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 2): "The fundamental struggle for dignity has been a driving force in all human history worldwide, and what drives us are a set of universal values and aspirations." 

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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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    Customs and Shipping Services Solicitation

    The Consulate of the United States of America invites you to submit a proposal for customized packing, shipping, and forwarding services for U.S. Consulate Istanbul.

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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.