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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, addresses reporters during a news conference following a series of security and economic meetings during a Strategic Dialogue between the United States and Egypt in Cairo, Egypt, on August 2, 2015.[State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue

    Secretary Kerry (Aug. 2): "The American people are committed to the security and to the economic well-being of the Egyptian people, guided by the vibrancy of your own civil society, your politics, your free and fair democratic process."

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  • Secretary Kerry Testifies About Iranian Nuclear Deal Before House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. (State Dept. Image)

    Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration's Case

    Secretary Kerry (July 28): "We believe this deal makes our country and our allies safer; it will guarantee that Iran’s program is under intense scrutiny...therefore is a good deal for the world, a good deal for America...and we believe it richly deserves your support."

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    President Obama at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    President Obama traveled to Kenya and Ethiopia to attend the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit and to meet with leaders from government, business, and civil society.

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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report Ceremony (State Dept. Image)

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    Secretary Kerry: "This year’s Report places a special emphasis on human trafficking in the global marketplace." - This year’s Report, the 15th installment, includes narratives for 188 countries and territories, including the United States.

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  • 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."  

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    Conclusion of Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

    Secretary Kerry (Aug 2): "I applaud today’s successful conclusion of negotiations on an ambitious, inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda. The goals and aspirations conveyed through these negotiations expand on the successes seen under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), established by the global community 15 years ago."  

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Consul General Charles Hunter and Mayor of Eyüp Municipality Remzi Aydın (Photos: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Consul General Charles Hunter Visits Eyüp

    Consul General Charles Hunter in Istanbul paid a courtesy visit to Mayor of Eyüp Municipality Remzi Aydın at his office on July 27. Mayor Aydın and Consul General then made a brief tour of historical sites in the district, including the Mosque and Mausoleum of Eyüp Sultan.   Photo Gallery »

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    Daily Press Briefing: Turkey

    Spokesperson Kirby (July 27): "We are grateful for Turkey's cooperation against ISIL to include now use of some of their bases for coalition aircraft to go against targets – ISIL targets, particularly in Syria." 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, July 23, 2015, to review the Iran nuclear agreement. (State Department Image)
    Iran Nuclear Agreement Review

    Secretary Kerry's Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (July 23): "The choice we face is between an agreement that will ensure Iran's nuclear program is limited, rigorously scrutinized, and wholly peaceful, or no deal at all."  Video »

  • Readout of the President’s Call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. (White House, July 22, 2015)
    President’s Call with President Erdogan

    (July 22): "The President spoke today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about deepening our ongoing cooperation in the fight against ISIL and common efforts to bring security and stability to Iraq and a political settlement to the conflict in Syria." 

  • An interpreter signs in the foreground while President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks during a reception for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the East Room of the White House, July 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
    Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA

    President Obama: "Thanks to the ADA, the places that comprise our shared American life -- schools, workplaces, movie theaters, courthouses, buses, baseball stadiums, national parks -- they truly belong to everyone." 

  • John Kirby, Department Spokesperson (State Dept. Image)
    U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Suruc, Turkey

    John Kirby (July 20): "The United States condemns today’s terrorist attack in Suruc, Turkey that killed dozens of civilians and wounded many more innocent bystanders." 

  • A Historic Day in US-Cuba Relations (Dipnote)
    A Historic Day in US-Cuba Relations

    (July 20): President Obama announced on July 1, 2015, the decision to re-establish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. The President’s historic decision became effective on July 20, when two countries re-opened embassies after a rupture that lasted 54 years. 

  • U.S. President Barack Obama announces the Nuclear Deal with Iran (White House Image)
    Historic Nuclear Deal with Iran

    President Obama announced that the U.S. and international community have reached an important agreement that will block all of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon.  Video »

  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Reporters After Reaching an Iran Nuclear Agreement in Vienna (State Dept. Image)
    Sec. Kerry on Nuclear Deal With Iran

    Secretary Kerry (July 14): "Today, in announcing a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the United States, our P5+1 and EU partners, and Iran have taken a measurable step away from the prospect of nuclear proliferation, towards transparency and cooperation."   Photo Gallery »

  • Deputy Secretary Blinken Welcomes the Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, at the Department of State (State Dept. Image)
    U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum

    Deputy Secretary Blinken (July 13): "We had a terrific session this morning with the first-ever U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum and I think we’re all very excited about the huge potential for American companies to do more business and more investment in Ukraine."  Video »

  • LA Street Artists at Mural Istanbul Festival (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    LA Street Artists at Mural Istanbul Festival

    Kadıköy Municipality sponsored Kristy Sandoval and Levi Ponce, two LA street artists, for this year's Mural Istanbul Festival. This year's theme was Human Beings/Being Human.  Photo Gallery »

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  • July 27, 2015
    Consular systems at Consulate General Istanbul will return to normal operation on Monday, July 27.  E-mail service is functioning normally.

    All persons with visa or American Citizen Services appointments should follow the guidance below.  For emergency U.S. citizen services until July 27, please contact us via phone at +90-212-335-9000.  

    Visa Appointments after July 24:
    Visa applicants with appointments on July 27 or after should plan to keep their scheduled appointment.  Please note that applicants with visa appointments scheduled on August 7 and August 10 only need to be rescheduled to the following week due to systems maintenance taking place on those two days.  Any applicant with an appointment on August 7 or August 10 should reschedule that appointment online or by calling the call center at +90-850-390-2802 or +90-850-252-6355. 

    American Citizen Service Appointments after July 24:
    All customers with American Citizen Services appointments on July 27 or after should plan to keep their scheduled appointment.  Please note that appointments scheduled on August 10 only will need to be rescheduled to later that week due to systems maintenance.  For emergency U.S. citizen services on August 10, please contact us at +90-212-335-9000.  

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    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.