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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the White House Forum on Combatting Human Trafficking (State Dept. Image)

    Combatting Human Trafficking

    Secretary Kerry (Jan. 29): "One of the greatest zones of impunity is in the supply chains. ... If governments want responsible businesses to compete on a level playing field, then we need to address this problem head on."

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  • U.S. Consul General Charles Hunter with Prometric Vice President Mr. Jerry Young and Prometric Terriority Operations Manager Mr. Hamied Khedr  (Photo: Prometric Turkey)

    Prometric Testing Services Turkey Office Opening

    CG Hunter:"Prometric Testing Services has chosen Istanbul to be one of its major regional testing centers. The scope of these services is truly impressive. The Istanbul Office will administer over 500 tests, and it will not only serve Turkey, but also area countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Turkic Republics. "

  • U.S. Presidential Delegation Lays a Wreath the Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau (State Dept. Image)

    Holocaust Remembrance

    President Obama: "Honoring the victims and survivors begins with our renewed recognition of the value and dignity of each person. It demands from us the courage to protect the persecuted and speak out against bigotry and hatred."

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

    Attacks in Ukraine

    Secretary Kerry (Jan. 24): "I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest terms today's horrific assault by Russia-backed separatists on civilian neighborhoods in Mariupol."

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  • Secretary Kerry Speaks About Violent Extremism During Address to World Economic Forum Attendees in Switzerland (State Dept. Image)

    World Economic Forum

    Secretary Kerry (Jan. 23): "Let me be clear: There are no grounds ... that will ever justify the murder of children, the kidnapping and the rape of teenage girls, or the slaughter of unarmed civilians."

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  • January 27 marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi labor and extermination camp. (© AP Images)
    January 27: A day to remember the Holocaust

    The U.N. General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Aushchwitz-Birkenau labor and extermination camp by Soviet troops in 1945. 

  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Joint News Conference With British Foreign Secretary Hammond and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi Following Counter-ISIL Meeting in London (State Dept. Image)
    Joint Press Availability in London

    Secretary Kerry (Jan 22): "Daesh is a global problem, and it demands a coordinated, comprehensive, and enduring global response."  Video »

  • President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Image)
    President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address

    President Obama (Jan. 20): "I’m asking both parties to give me trade promotion authority to protect American workers, with strong new trade deals from Asia to Europe that aren’t just free, but fair."  Video »

  • Secretary of State John Kerry
    We Can Do More to Protect Journalists

    John Kerry (Jan. 20): "The truth is that freedom of the press — whether symbolized by a pencil, a pen, a camera, or a microphone — is under siege, purposefully." 

  • Canan Dagdeviren
    Canan Dagdeviren - An Inspiring Story

    In an interview done with the Fulbright Newsletter, Dr. Canan Dagdeviren, 2009 Fulbright Doctorate Grant Alumnus, shares her journey starting from her childhood years to her award winning academic career in this inspiring story. If you or loved ones are considering applying to Fulbright Programs, we strongly recommend you to read the full interview. 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Images)
    The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., who is remembered in the U.S. on the third Monday of January each year, is perhaps best known as America’s chief spokesman for nonviolent activism as a result of his leadership role in the U.S. civil rights movement  Video »

  • 2nd Global Peace Conference Organized by Doğa Schools (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    2nd Global Peace Conference Organized by Doğa Schools

    Dustin Bradshaw represented the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul at the 2nd Global Peace Conference organized by Doğa Schools on January 14th. This year’s theme was “The Importance of Energy Resources Within the Global Platform.”  Photo Gallery »

  • John R. Bass (Photo: U.S. Embassy Ankara)
    Martin Luther King Jr. and Hrant Dink: They Had A Dream

    John Bass (Jan. 20): "On January 19, the lives and tragic deaths of two men – Martin Luther King Jr. and Hrant Dink – were commemorated and honored in the United States and Turkey."  

  • Participants of "Students Go Green" (Photo: U.S. Consulate General)
    Congratulations to the the Winners of "Students Go Green"

    Congrats to the winners of Turkey's first inter-campus environment contest "Students Go Green" organized by in collaboration with Koç University and U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul. And the winners are: Boğaziçi University Permaculture Team with their project on E-waste and Özyeğin Üniversitesi OzU Mobility Team on Sustainable Transport.  Photo Gallery »

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    Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

    On February 18, 2015, the White House will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups. 

  • U.S. President Barack Obama
    Religious Freedom Day

    President Obama (Jan. 15): "From many faiths and diverse beliefs, Americans are united by the ideals we cherish. Our shared values define who we are as a people and what we stand for as a Nation." 

  • Ambassador Bass withSabah Ankara Bureau Chief Okan Muderrisoglu and Daily Sabah Correspondent Ali Unal. (Photo: U.S. Embassy Staff)
    Sabah Interview with Ambassador John Bass

    Ambassador Bass gave an interview to Sabah Ankara Bureau Chief Okan Muderrisoglu and Daily Sabah Correspondent Ali Unal. Stressing that the relationship between Turkey and the U.S. is multidimensional, Bass said that there is a wide range of areas where both countries continue to cooperate very closely.  

  • Attack in France (Courtesy of James McLeod)
    Attack in France

    Following the attack at the office of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the attack and underscored U.S. solidarity with France, America's oldest ally. 

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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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  • 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.
  • One Beat Music Exchange Fellowship Program
    One Beat Music Exchange Fellowship Program – 2015
    OneBeat 2015 is open to musicians, who demonstrate both an advanced proficiency in their musical work, and an experience with or interest in developing ways to use music as a way to improve their communities. The deadline for application is February 14, 2015. 
  • Job Opportunities
    Job Opportunities
    The American Consulate General Human Resources (HR) Office information page provides information about job vacancies at the Consulate and application procedures.