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  • President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine, on the South Lawn of the White House, July 21, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    President's Update on the Situation in Ukraine

    President Obama made a statement on the current situation in Ukraine, in the wake of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 being shot down last week over territory controlled by Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.

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  • Toys and flowers are placed at the crash site of MH17 in Eastern Ukraine. (AP Image)

    Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17

    20 July 2014 Secretary Kerry: "We need full access. And this is a moment of truth for Russia. They need to exert all of the influence that they have in order to protect the full integrity of this investigation."

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  • President Obama calls to President Poroshenko of Ukraine aboard Air Force One to discuss the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. July 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    President Obama Responds to MA Flight 17

    This afternoon, aboard Air Force One, President Obama placed separate telephone calls to President Poroshenko of Ukraine and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia to discuss the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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  • President Obama hosted the annual White House iftar on July 14 (AP Images)

    Obama’s Remarks at Annual White House Iftar

    President Obama hosted the annual White House iftar on July 14 to honor Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world.

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  • U.S. Consul General Charles F. Hunter with Yalova University Rector Prof. M. Niyazi Eruslu (Photo: U.S. Consulate General Staff Member)

    Consul General Hunter's Yalova Visit

    U.S. Consul General Istanbul Charles Hunter visited Yalova Province in the Marmara Region paying a courtesy visit to Governor of Yalova Esengül Civelek, Mayor of Yalova and Yalova University Rector Prof. M. Niyazi Eruslu.

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    Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Samantha Power after a Vote on Security Council Resolution 2166.

    "Today’s resolution calls for a full, thorough and independent investigation into the horrific downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. When 298 civilians are killed, we agree that we must stop at nothing to determine who is responsible and bring them to justice." 

Secretary of State John Kerry (Photo: State Dept.)
    Russia Must Act to Reduce Tensions in Ukraine, Kerry Says

    Russia’s actions contributed to the circumstances that caused the crash of a plane carrying nearly 300 people in Ukraine and it must take responsibility, Secretary of State John Kerry. Read Kerry's comments on Ukraine, Gaza, Iran and Other Issues in Fox , ABC, NBC, CNN. 

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    Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine

    We are horrified by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. There are no words adequate to express our condolences to the families of the nearly 300 victims. We offer our sympathies and support to the Governments of Malaysia and the Netherlands at this difficult time, as well as to all those whose citizens may have been on board.  

  • Ambassador Ricciardone, Syriac Metropolitan Yusuf Cetin and Consul General Hunter (Photo: Syriac Metropolit)
    Ambassador Ricciardone's Farewell Visits to Religious Community Leaders

    On Wednesday, July 2, Ambassador Ricciardone, joined by Consul General Chuck Hunter, paid a farewell call on Syriac Metropolitan Yusuf Cetin at the Church of the Virgin Mary. Later in the day, Ambassador Ricciardone also paid a farewell call on Acting Armenian Patriarch Aram Atesyan, at the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate. 

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    Readout of the Vice President's Call with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan regarding the crisis in Iraq and other regional issues. The Vice President welcomed the release of some of the Turkish citizens being held hostage by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). 

  • Consul General Charles F. Hunter at Studio-X (Photo: Yasemin Güder)
    Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at Panel Discussion: LGBT Life on Campus – Perspectives from Turkey and Abroad

    The U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, in cooperation with Studio-X Istanbul, held a panel discussion entitled “LGBT Life on Campus: Perspectives from Turkey and Abroad” on June 26 as part of Istanbul’s 2014 Pride Week programming. In his opening remarks, Consul General Hunter noted the U.S. State Department’s ongoing support for LGBT rights around the world and the importance of these issues to him on a personal level, as a U.S. diplomat, and as a citizen.  

  • President Barack Obama
    Ramadan Message

    President Obama: On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan. 

  • Secretary of State John Kerry on Ramadan Kareem (06/28/14)
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Ramadan Kareem

    Secretary of State John Kerry: As the holy month of Ramadan begins, I wish the millions of Muslims here at home and so many more all around the world Ramadan Kareem. Ramadan is a time for peaceful reflection and prayer, a time for acts of compassion and charity -- universal values and aspiration ingrained in every human heart. 

  • U.S. Consul General Charles F. Hunter at 48-hour TSRRF Hackathon event in Istanbul on June 20-22, 2014 (Photo: U.S. Consulate General Istanbul Staff)
    48-Hour Hackathon in Istanbul

    With support from the Department of State’s Fund for Innovation, the U.S. Consulate has partnered with the Institute for Creative Minds to organize a 48-hour "hackathon" which took place at the Galata Greek School in Istanbul on June 20-22, 2014.   Video »

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu address reporters before a bilateral meeting amid a series of ministerial discussions at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on June 25, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu

    Secretary Kerry:Turkey is such a key partner in so many ways, but particularly given what is happening in Syria and now in Iraq with ISIL and the participation that we’ve had. 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters at the outset of a meeting with the newly installed Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, Egypt on June 22, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    Press Statement - Conviction of Al Jazeera Journalists

    Secretary Kerry (June 23): "Today's conviction and chilling, draconian sentences by the Cairo Criminal Court of three Al Jazeera journalists and fifteen others in a trial that lacked many fundamental norms of due process, is a deeply disturbing set-back to Egypt's transition." 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Addresses Audience During News Conference in Baghdad on Syria and Iraq - June 23, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    Syria: Removal of Declared Chemical Materials

    Secretary Kerry (June 23): "Today, the international maritime task force completed the critical mission of removing the last 8 percent of declared chemical weapons precursors from Syria." 

  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2014
    Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

    20 June 2014 - This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report offers a roadmap for the road ahead as we confront the scourge of trafficking." -- John F. Kerry, Secretary of State  Turkey »

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