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  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Reporters Before Meeting With Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Austria for Latest Round of Nuclear Negotiations (State Dept. Image)

    P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

    Secretary Kerry (June 27): "We have a lot of hard work to do. We have some very tough issues, and I think we all look forward to getting down to the final effort here to see whether or not a deal is possible."

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    Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

    June 26: In a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court took a huge step forward in our progress toward a more perfect union. "Today, gay and lesbian couples won their right to marry. Today, love wins."

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  • Secretary John Kerry releases the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights  2014

    2014 Country Reports on Human Rights

    Secretary Kerry released the State Department’s 39th annual Human Rights Reports, a comprehensive review of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world.

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    Humanitarian Assistance to Respond to Syria

    June 25: The United States today announced more than $360 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria.

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  • Special Briefing by
Tina S. Kaidanow
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    Country Reports on Terrorism 2014 - Turkey

    Ambassador Kaidanow: "Country Reports on Terrorism 2014 fulfills an important congressional mandate and provides us with an opportunity to review the state of terrorism worldwide and define the nature and the scope of the terrorist threat."  Video »

  • "Love Is Strange" Film Showing at Studio-X Istanbul (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    LGBT Pride Week - "Love is Strange" Film Showing

    As part of the U.S. Consulate General's LGBT Pride Week programming, executive film producer Ali Betil presented “Love is Strange”, a film directed by Ira Sachs, to over 70 audience members at Studio-X in Tophane, Istanbul.   Photo Gallery »

  • LGBT Rainbow Flag at U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul Displaying The Rainbow Flag

    Following President Obama’s proclamation of June 2015 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul is displaying the rainbow flag, a symbol of the LGBT movement, in support of LGBT rights in Turkey and around the world.   More about LGBTI rights in the U.S. and Pride Month 2015 »

  • President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the East Room of the White House, June 22, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
    A Ramadan Iftar Dinner at the White House

    President Obama hosted an Iftar dinner celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the White House. Speaking at the dinner, President Obama said that the annual Iftar was a reminder that "whatever our faith, we're all one family."  Video »

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    Daily Press Briefing: Afghanistan

    SPOKESPERSON KIRBY (JUNE 22): "This attack demonstrates the gulf between the Taliban and the people of Afghanistan, and shows blatant disregard for human life and for democracy." 

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    World Refugee Day

    Secretary Kerry (June 18): "World Refugee Day, marked on June 20, is a time to honor those who flee violence and persecution and those who help them on their journey." 

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    President's Statement on the Occasion of Ramadan

    "As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world." 

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    Presidential Proclamation-- LGBT Pride Month, June 2015

    "From the moment our Nation first came together to declare the fundamental truth that all men are created equal, courageous and dedicated patriots have fought to refine our founding promise and broaden democracy's reach. Over the course of more than two centuries of striving and sacrifice, our country has expanded civil rights and enshrined equal protections into our Constitution..."  Türkçe »

  • Secretary of State John Kerry (State Dept. Image)
    Secretary John Kerry's Statement on Ramadan

    "Ramadan is a season for heightened reflection, worship, compassion, and community. For Muslims everywhere, this special month provides spiritual nourishment and reinforces appreciation for the universal value -- and values -- of humanity." 

  • Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power Remarks at the October Palace in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Remarks at the October Palace, Kyiv

    Amabassador Power: "The focus on Ukraine in the Security Council is important, because it gives me the chance – on behalf of the United States – to lay out the mounting evidence of Russia’s aggression, its obfuscation, and its outright lies." 

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    New Steps to Counter ISIL

    Ben Rhodes (June 10): "We've been pursuing a strategy since last year to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, focusing on efforts within Iraq and Syria, in particular, to degrade ISIL, to push it out of areas that it had claimed" 

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    Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

    Secretary Kerry (June 9): "Climate change poses a threat to every country on Earth, and we all need to do what we can to take advantage of the small window of opportunity we still have to stave off its worst, most disastrous impacts." 

  • President Baracak Obama at the conclusion of the G-7 Summit in Germany (State Dept. Image)
    G7 Summit

    President Obama (June 8): "The G7 represents some of the largest economies in the world. But in our G7 partners, the United States also embraces some of our strongest allies and closest friends in the world." 

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GIST TECH-I COMPETITION

  • The U.S. Department of State's Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative is launching the global public voting phase for its GIST Tech-I competition from May 11 to June 11, 2015

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  • About the USA Pavilion at the Milan Food Expo

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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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    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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  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Announcement
    Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Announcement
    The Turkish Fulbright Commission will be accepting Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline for application is Friday, August 21, 2015 untill 17:00.
  • 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.