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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at an Event to Commemorate the Arrival of a Segment of the Berlin Wall That Will Be Displayed in the U.S. Diplomacy Center (State Dept. Image)

    Arrival of Berlin Wall Segment Ceremony

    Secretary Kerry (Oct. 7): "My friends, in receiving this unique symbol and memorial of the wall itself, the Berlin Wall, we at the same time pay tribute to an indelible partnership between two great countries."

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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the Our Ocean Conference 2015 High-Level Segment in Valparaíso (State Dept. Image)

    Protecting Our Ocean

    Secretary Kerry (Oct. 5): "The real question is whether we, all of us on this planet, are going to adjust our ways in order to protect the ocean for generations to come."

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  • Chef Marc Murphy in İstanbul (Photo: Chef Marc Murphy)

    Turkish and American Cuisine with Chef Murphy

    As part of U.S. Department of State’s “Culinary Diplomacy” program, the famous American chef, who brings American cuisine together with international delicacies, Marc Murphy visited Istanbul and Ankara on September 30-October 5.

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

    Gender-Based Violence

    Secretary Kerry (Oct. 1): "Preventing and dealing with the effects of gender-based violence is a fundamental moral issue; it’s a basic question of right vs. wrong. But it's also about our collective security."

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry at Peace and Security and Countering Terrorism (State Dept. Image)
    Peace and Security and Countering Terrorism

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 30): "I appreciate the fact that Russia's presidency has chosen to focus on this issue, and I welcome the opportunity to talk about the urgent challenge of countering terrorism in the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere."  Video »

  • Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher
    American Cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) Comes To Turkey

    Kevin Kallaugher, the world-renowned editorial cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun, will visit Ankara and Istanbul on October 5-9 to meet cartoonists, journalists, academicians, and students at various program events. 

  • Consul General Hunter meets with Governor Dursun Ali Sahin to discuss cooperation between the U.S. Government and Edirne Province. (Foto/Photo: Edirne Valiliği/Governor's Offıce)
    Consul General Visits Edirne

    Consul General Hunter visited the former Ottoman Capitol of Edirne on September 28. He met with civil society and government representatives to discuss opportunities for cooperation between the U.S. and Edirne Province.  Photo Gallery »

  • Remarks by President Obama at the Leader's Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism
    Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism

    President Obama: "No one should be profiled or targeted simply because of their faith." Free speech. Freedom of religion. Rule of law. These are all critical to countering violent extremism.  Video »

  • nited States President Barack Obama addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
    President's Address to UNGA

    President Obama (Sept. 28): "Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this body have helped to achieve."  Video »

  • Secretary of State John Kerry (State Dept. Image)
    Remarks With Minister Sinirlioğlu

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 27): "Extremist violence is a major contributor to the suffering that we see radiating not just out of Syria but elsewhere in the world, and particularly in the Middle East." 

  • President Obama with UN Ambassador Power (White House Image, Pete Souza)
    #UNGA: Shaping Global Goals for Humanity's Future

    In the coming days, President Obama and his counterparts will adopt a new set of global goals focused on ridding the world of poverty and its related indignities while protecting and sustaining the earth’s ecosystems and resources. 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (State Dept. Image)
    Syrian Refugees

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 18): "...the migration levels, the continued destruction, the danger of potential augmentation by any unilateral moves really puts a high premium on diplomacy at this moment...that’s what we’re going to work on."   Video »

  • Randy Berry's Interview by Hurriyet's Ipek Yezdani (Photo: Hurriyet)
    "Discrimination Based On Identity Is A Violation of Human Rights"

    During his visit to Turkey last week, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry gave an interview to İpek Yezdani from Hürriyet in Istanbul. 

  • Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy   Berry in Istanbul - September 15, 2015
    Special Envoy Randy Berry Visits Turkey

    (Sept 15): Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry visited Turkey on September 11-16 and met with government officials, business leaders, civil society representatives in Ankara and Istanbul.  Video »

  • Statement on Media Freedom
    Statement on Media Freedom

    John Bass (Sept. 16): "From our perspective, freedom of the press and freedom of expression are universal rights and essential components of healthy, vibrant, democratic societies." 

  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Reporters Following Meetings on Capitol Hill in Washington (State Dept. Image)
    Nuclear Agreement With Iran

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 9): "42 [senators] ... believe it makes Israel and the region safer; it reduces the threat of a nuclear weapon; it provides extraordinary inspection and withstands scrutiny." 

  • Tragedy at the Grand Mosque in Mecca
    Tragedy at the Grand Mosque in Mecca

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 11): "Teresa and I send our prayers to all of those killed and wounded in today's crane collapse at the Grand Mosque. It was a horrific accident at such a peaceful place." 

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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. 
  • 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.