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  • United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power (USUN Image)

    UN Security Council Meeting on LGBT Rights

    Today, we are coming together as a Security Council to condemn these acts, to demand they stop, and to commit to one day bringing the perpetrators to justice.

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  • U.S. State Department Spokesperson John Kirby (State Dept. Image)

    Murder of Khaled Assad, Archaeologist in Syria

    Spokesperson Kirby (Aug. 19): "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms this murder yesterday of a man who dedicated his life to preserving Syria’s cultural treasures."

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  • Water distrubution in Northern Darfur (UNAMID-Oliver Chassot)

    World Humanitarian Day

    Secretary Kerry (Aug. 19): "Today we salute the unsung heroes who venture out to some of the most dangerous places on earth and risk their lives to save others."

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  • Consul General Hunter with With Mayor of Balıkesir Ahmet Edip Uğur (Photo: U.S. Consulate Staff)

    Consul General Hunter’s Visit to Balıkesir

    Consul General Charles Hunter, visited Balıkesir on August 13th and 14th, was presented with an opportunity to get closely acquainted with the historical, cultural and economic structure of the city.

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    FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Actions to Bring Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to Households across the Country

    President Obama is committed to taking responsible steps to address climate change, promote clean energy and energy efficiency, drive innovation, and ensure a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations.  

  • Smoke rising from Syrian government airstrikes in Douma, a suburb of Damascus, Syria - See more at: (AP Image)
    Market Bombing in Douma, Syria

    NSC Spokesperson Ned Price: The United States strongly condemns the deadly airstrikes yesterday by the Asad regime on a market in the Damascus suburb of Douma, where more than 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured... 

  • U.S. Department Seal
    Joint Statement on Patriot Missiles

    (Aug. 16): The United States has informed the Turkish government that the U.S. deployment of Patriot air and missile defense units in Turkey which expires in October will not be renewed beyond the end of the current rotation. 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the flag-raising ceremony at the newly re-opened U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on August 14, 2015. The American flag is raised at the Embassy for the first time in 54 years. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    Secretary Kerry's Travel to Cuba

    Secretary Kerry (Aug. 14): "Thank you for joining us at this truly historic moment as we prepare to raise the United States flag here at our embassy in Havana, symbolizing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations after 54 years."  Video »

  • Secretary Kerry Speaks With Thomson Reuters Editor-at-Large Evans and Audience in New York About Iranian Nuclear Deal (State Dept. Image)
    Interview in Nuclear Deal With Iran

    Secretary Kerry (Aug. 11): "Under this agreement, Iran is in a much tighter box, if you will, because they have to live up to the international agreement with the threat that all the sanctions will snap back if they don't."  Video »

  • Spokesperson John Kirby
    Attack on the U.S. Mission in Turkey

    Spokesperson John Kirby (Aug. 10): "We’re working with Turkish authorities as they investigate this, and I really wouldn’t go beyond that right now. I can tell you that the consulate will be open for business tomorrow."  Video »

  • (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Michael Battles/Released)
    F-16 forces arrive at Incirlik Air Base

    The United States Air Force deployed a small detachment of six F-16 ‪‎Fighting Falcons‬, support equipment, and about 300 personnel to Incirlik Air Base - Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  Video »

  • Deputy Spokesperson Toner (State Dept. Image)
    Daily Press Briefing: Turkey/Syria

    Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Aug 11): Sure. What we – our understanding is, is that Turkey has granted the United States expanded access to Turkish facilities to enhance air operations against ISIL. We’ve been pretty clear from the podium and elsewhere saying there’s no zone, no safe haven. We’re not talking about that here. What we’re talking about is a sustained effort to drive ISIL out of the region. 

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    Security Incident at the Consulate in Istanbul

    (Aug. 10): The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul was attacked by gunfire early this morning, August 10. The Consulate was closed at the time and nobody was injured. The Consulate plans to reopen on August 11 to resume normal business. U.S. Embassy Ankara remains open. The Embassy is in contact with Turkish law enforcement and security officials who are investigating this incident. 

  •  U.S. Embassy Statement on a Media Report by Cumhuriyet Newspaper
    U.S. Embassy Statement on a Media Report by Cumhuriyet Newspaper

    An article in today’s (August 10, 2015) Cumhuriyet newspaper attributes to U.S. Ambassador John Bass a number of quotes that are simply inaccurate, and others that are exaggerated or taken out of context.  

  • Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark Toner (State Dept. Image)
    Dail Press Briefing: Turkey

    Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Aug. 3): "We want to see these attacks cease. We want to see the PKK to renounce violence and re-engage in talks with the Government of Turkey."  

  • President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Iran nuclear agreement at American University in Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2015.
    President Obama on the Nuclear Deal with Iran

    President Obama: "This deal is not just the best choice among alternatives—this is the strongest non-proliferation agreement ever negotiated."  Video »

  • President Obama Releases the Clean Power Plan
    President Obama Releases the Clean Power Plan

    "Right now, power plants account for about one-third of America’s carbon pollution. That’s more than our cars, airplanes, and homes combined. It's time to change that. With the Clean Power Plan, by 2030, carbon pollution from power plants will be 32% lower than it was a decade ago."  Video »

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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.


  • Fulbright Turkey: Visiting Scholar Program
    Fulbright Turkey: Visiting Scholar Program
    The Visiting Scholar Program is designed for academic scholars who would like to conduct a full-time research project, in their academic field, in the U.S.A. Scholars will be granted a research scholarship by the Turkish Fulbright Commission for 2016-2017 academic year. The application deadline is October 30, 2015. 
  • 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.