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    VP Biden to Morocco, Ukraine and Turkey

    (Oct. 27): "Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Morocco, Ukraine, and Turkey during the week of November 17th, 2014. In Morocco, the Vice President will lead the U.S. delegation to the Fifth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech."

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (State Department Image)

    On the Occasion of Turkey's National Day

    Secretary Kerry (Oct. 28): "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Turkey as you celebrate the founding of your republic on October 29. The partnership between our two governments is vital to the security and prosperity of all our citizens."

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  • Consul General Charles F. Hunter with Büyük Kulüp Chairman Duran Akbulut. Istanbul - October 23, 2014 (Photo: U.S. Consulate General Istanbul Staff)

    Consul General Hunter at Büyük Kulüp

    CG Hunter (Oct. 23): "Good evening. It is a pleasure to be here tonight to share perspectives on U.S.-Turkish relations, in particular our trade and investment ties, and to offer some ideas for how we can strengthen them."

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    Daily Press Briefing: Turkey

    Spokesperson Psaki (Oct. 30): "Turkey remains not only an important NATO ally but a partner in these efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL. 

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    The Apple Hill Chamber Players in Istanbul

    Representing one of America's most highly respected performing ensemble traditions, the Apple Hill Chamber Players will meet music lovers in İstanbul on October 31- November 2, 2014. The quartet - comprised of Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings/Violins, Michael Kelley/Viola, Rupert Thompson/violoncello - wins international praise for their rich repertoire of the chamber music literature from 18-20th century masterpieces to contemporary works by leading composers.  

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    Additional Support for Syrian Refugees

    (Oct. 28): Assistant Secretary Richard announced that the United States will provide $10 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help communities in the region hosting the more than 3 million refugees from Syria. 

  • General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (White House Image)
    Coalition Communications Conference

    General John Allen (Oct. 27): "Today’s conference provides an opportunity for us to discuss and coordinate efforts to counter the messaging of Da’esh [ISIL], and to synchronize our work combating violent extremism in the region and beyond." 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (State Department Image)
    Ukraine's Parliamentary Elections

    Secretary Kerry (Oct. 27): "The people of Ukraine have spoken, and they have again chosen to chart the course of democracy, reform, and European integration." 

  • This file photo shows US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan make their way through the Colonnade for a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (AFP Photo / Mandel Ngan)
    President's Call with Turkish President Erdoğan

    The President called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last night to discuss Syria, particularly the situation in Kobani, and steps that could be taken to counter ISIL advances.  

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    Aerial Resupply of Anti-ISIL Forces in Syria

    (Oct 20 ): Senior administration officials made a background conference call on aerial resupply of forces fighting ISIL near Kobani, Syria. 

  • American writers and poets (Peter Balakian, Christopher Merrill, Mary Hickman, Maureen Freely, Gregory Orfalea, and Gish Jen) at Boğaziçi University (Photos: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Reading Abroad: American Writers on Tour 2014

    As part of the International Writing Program (IWP) Reading Abroad: American Writers on Tour 2014, six American writers and poets (Peter Balakian, Christopher Merrill, Mary Hickman, Maureen Freely, Gregory Orfalea, and Gish Jen) visited Turkey and met with Turkish writers, poets, academicians, students, and journalists in Istanbul on October 18-20, 2014.  Photo Gallery »

  • Public Affairs Officer Dr. Craig Dicker at the “Can Turkey Become an Education Hub?” Panel (Photo: Büşra Hin)
    “Can Turkey Become an Education Hub?”

    Organized by Horizon Education Group in collaboration with the Provincial Directorate for National Education in Istanbul, "The Higher Education Workshop II" was held on October 19th at Kabataş High School in Istanbul with representatives of prestigious Universities from various countries, educators, educational administrators, students and parents.   Photo Gallery »

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    Readout of the International Working Group Meeting on Sanctions Targeting ISIL, al-Nusrah Front, and the Assad Regime

    As the President noted in his September 10 speech on ISIL and September 24 address to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the United States is committed to degrading and ultimately defeating ISIL, including by cutting off its streams of revenue. This meeting is an important step in the effort to combat ISIL as we also work toward a negotiated political solution that ends the violence and addresses all dimensions of the conflict in Syria. 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (State Department Image)
    Remarks at a Reception in Honor of Eid al-Adha

    Secretary Kerry (Oct. 16): "What we're really doing as we ... celebrate Eid al-Adha, is that we are celebrating sort of the meaning and importance of sacrifice and devotion in our lives." 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters during a joint news conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry following the Gaza Donors Conference organized by Egypt and Norway in Cairo, Egypt, on Oct. 12, 2014. [State Department Photo/Public Domain]
    International Conference for Gaza Reconstruction

    Secretary Kerry (Oct. 12): "Today, I’m pleased to announce an additional immediate $212 million in assistance to the Palestinian people....This immediate money will mean immediate relief and reconstruction...."  

  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing by Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf in Washington, DC - October 10, 2014 (U.S. Department of State Image)
    Daily Press Briefing: Turkey

    Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Oct. 10): "Coming out of the last two days of meetings with General Allen and Deputy Envoy McGurk, we understand that Turkey has agreed to support train and equip efforts for the moderate Syrian opposition."  Video »

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Turkish Independence Day Message

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Ambassador Bass Arrived Ankara

Consular Alerts


  • The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) will open at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and will close at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday, November 3, 2014.



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Welcome to the USA

In 2013, 69.6 million travelers from around the world visited the United States, discovering nature, history and the arts in a vast land that celebrates the contribution of successive waves of immigrants and the rich cultures of its indigenous peoples. 

Each U.S. region has its distinctive identity, but all share a common hospitality. Wherever you travel in the USA, you are truly welcome.

American English App

  • The English Language Office, in partnership with biNu, has created a free, all-in-one American English app for your mobile phone featuring e-books, audiobooks, songs and games aimed at improving English language skills. Students can study English anytime, on their own or with friends using social media features like Facebook and Twitter. Teachers can use the app to bring content into the classroom or encourage students to practice in their free time.


  • Community Solutions Program 2015
    Community Solutions Program 2015
    The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the leaders working in Environmental Issues, Tolerance and Conflict Resolution, Transparency and Accountability, and Women and Gender Issues.
  • 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.

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