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  • 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.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry

    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."

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  • Oct. 15, 2014: General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, briefs the press, Washington, DC. (State Dept. Image)

    Countering ISIL

    Special Presidential Envoy Allen (Oct. 15): "Now, this is a robust coalition. It’s made up of many diverse actors, all seized with the reality of degrading and defeating ISIL as a global challenge."

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  • Secretary Kerry Holds News Conference Following Meetings With French, Libyan, Russian Officials in Paris (State Dept. Image)

    Press Availability in Paris, France

    "So today, it is clear that France and America are really facing up to and shouldering responsibilities together on challenge after challenge: from the fight against ISIL, to the challenges of Libya.."

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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. 

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    Press Statement - ISIL's Dehumanization of Women and Girls

    Secretary Kerry: "ISIL now proudly takes credit for the abduction, enslavement, rape, forced marriage, and sale of several thousand Yezidi and other minority women and girls—some as young as 12 years old."   Countering ISIL »

  • 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 »

  • President Obama Meets with the Pentagon About ISIL - October 08, 2014 (White House Image)
    President Meets With the Pentagon About ISIL

    (Oct. 8): President Obama delivered remarks after meeting with U.S. military leaders at the Pentagon to discuss our strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. 

  • U.S. Representative to the OSCE Daniel B. Baer joins 34 other ambassadors to show support for Ukraine on visit to Kyiv, Odesa - October 7, 2014 (State Department Image)
    Ambassadors Show Support for Ukraine

    Vienna (Oct. 7, 2014) — U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE Daniel Baer is joining 34 other ambassadors to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on a visit that has brought the majority of the OSCE’s Permanent Council to Ukraine.  White House Fact Sheet »

  • John R. Bass was sworn in as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Turkey - October 6, 2014 (State Department Image)
    Secretary Kerry Swore in Ambassador Bass

    (Oct. 6): John R. Bass was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Turkey. Ambassador Bass will be in Turkey soon. 

  • Vice President Joe Biden
    Vice President’s Call With Turkish President

    (Oct. 4): The Vice President apologized for any implication that Turkey or other Allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL or other violent extremists in Syria. 

  • Statement by President Obama on Hajj and Eid al-Adha October 03, 2014 (White House Image)
    Statement on Hajj and Eid al-Adha

    President Obama (Oct. 3): "Michelle and I would like to extend our best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha, and to congratulate those performing the Hajj this year." 

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    Statement by the Press Secretary on Turkey

    (Oct 3): "The United States welcomes the Turkish parliament’s strong vote recognizing ISIL as a threat to Turkey’s national security and authorizing Turkish military activity against ISIL in Iraq and Syria." 

  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks at AmCham Turkey/ABFT 10th Anniversary Gala (Photo: U.S. Consulate General)
    Secretary Pritzker at AmCham Turkey/ABFT Gala

    (Sep. 30): In her remarks, Secretary Pritzker addressed the need to enhance bilateral trade and investment opportunities between Turkey and the U.S. Secretary Pritzker visited Istanbul with a delegation of some of America's top CEOs, members of the President's Export Council.  Photo Gallery »

  • President Barack Obama during his "Weekly Address" at the White House - 
September 27, 2014 (White House Image)
    Weekly Address: America is Leading the World

    (Sep. 27): America is leading the world against the most pressing challenges, including the fight to degrade and destroy ISIL, the effort to stop the Ebola epidemic, and the movement to confront the threat from climate change.  Video »

  • President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
    President Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly

    President Obama (Sept. 24): "Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope."  Video »

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  • 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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2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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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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