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    Arctic Council Remarks

    Secretary Kerry (May 21): "Our priorities include Arctic Ocean safety, security, and stewardship. It includes improved economic conditions for the living conditions of folks in the Arctic communities, and that is a critical concern."

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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers a Speech on U.S. and Pacific Regional Trade Policy at Boeing Co.'s 737 Airplane Factory (State Dept. Image)

    The World Wants What America Makes

    Secretary Kerry (May 19): "We can’t just expect our economies to grow if all we do is buy and sell to ourselves. .... Trade supports jobs and it builds prosperity – period."

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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers a Speech About Internet Freedom and Cybersecurity Before an Audience at Korea University (State Dept. Image)

    An Open & Secure Internet: Must Have Both

    Secretary Kerry (May 18): "It matters to all of us how the technology is used and how it's governed. That is precisely why the U.S. considers the promotion of an open and secure internet to be a key component of our foreign policy."

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  • President Obama hosts GCC meeting at Camp David (Photo: Pete Souza)

    U.S.-GCC Camp David Joint Statement

    At Camp David, the leaders of the GCC states and President Obama reaffirmed the longstanding U.S.-GCC partnership and pledged to further enhance the relationship between the United States and GCC member states.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses an international press corps after attending a NATO Ministerial Meeting in Antalya, Turkey, on May 13, 2015. [State Department Photo/Public Domain]

    Statement to Press at NATO Ministerial

    Secretary Kerry (May 13): "The United States stands very firmly behind the Wales commitments, with respect to NATO. We believe very strongly in NATO’s role, particularly on the southern flank in dealing with Libya, in dealing with some of the problems of migrants."

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    Counter-ISIL Finance Group Meeting

    May 14: The Counter-ISIL Finance Group (CIFG), which met on May 7 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, announced today the issuance of a Communiqué rejecting the payment or facilitation of ransoms to ISIL in line with relevant U.N. Security Council Resolutions. 

  • State Department Spokesperson, John Kirby (State Dept. Image)
    John Kirby as State Department Spokesperson

    Secretary Kerry (May 13): "John has always – intuitively, instinctively – gravitated toward diplomacy, and I know that he is looking forward to that focus as he retires from the Navy and moves into civilian life. All of this makes him the perfect person to help tell America’s story to the world."  

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    Statement on the Resumption of Cyprus Settlement Talks

    (May 12): The United States welcomes the announcement that Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders will resume settlement talks on May 15. 

  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Turkish Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker  (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Statement by USDA Secretary Vilsack at G20

    "I commend Minister of Agriculture Mehmet Mehdi Eker for hosting this important ministerial on food security. Members of the G-20 represent about 85 percent of global gross domestic product and 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (State Dept. Image)
    Travel to Russia and Turkey

    Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Sochi, Russia, where he met with President Putin, Foreign Minister Lavrov, and other Russian officials on May 12, and then traveled to Antalya, Turkey,‎ to consult with Allies and partners gathered for a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers on May 13.  

  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Saudi Foreign Minister al-Jubeir During Joint News Conference After GCC Meeting in Paris (State Dept. Image)
    Press Availability in Paris

    Secretary Kerry (May 8): "We are fleshing out a series of new commitments that will create, between the United States and the GCC, a new security understanding, a new set of security initiatives."  Video »

  • Ambassador John Bass at the Opening of the U.S. Pavillion at IDEF 2015 (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Opening of U.S. Pavilion at IDEF 2015

    Ambassador Bass: " I'm really pleased to be here to participate in opening the U.S. pavilion at IDEF this year. I'm interested that in spite of all of the great technology ..."  Photo Gallery »

  • U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass and U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James participate in the opening of the USA Security and Defense Pavilion. (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Attends IDEF 2015

    U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James attended the 12th International Defense Industry Fair which takes place on May 5-8 this year at TUYAP Expo Center in Istanbul.  Photo Gallery »

  • Secretary Kerry, French Foreign Minister Fabius, Ambassador Hartley Pause After 70th Anniversary VE Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Paris (State Dept. Image)
    Honoring 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

    President Obama (May 8): "Let's stand united with our allies, in Europe and beyond, on behalf of our common values -- freedom, security, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law around the world." 

  • U.S. Consul General Charles Hunter at STEAM Geopolitical Energy Arena in Istanbul - May 4, 2015 (Photo: U.S. Consulate General Istanbul Staff)
    Consul General at STEAM Geopolitical Energy Arena

    "In a world of shifting dynamics, it is more important than ever that the U.S. and Turkey cooperate. This is particularly true for energy issues. We have a strong record of success and there are many exciting opportunities in front of us –from the Southern Gas Corridor to market reforms and renewables." 

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    Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Travels to Turkey for G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting

    (Apr. 30): U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Istanbul, Turkey, next week to meet his counterparts at the G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting that will focus on food security. 

  • Independent Film Maker Jason DaSilva in Istanbul (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Independent Film Maker Jason DaSilva in Istanbul

    During his time in Istanbul, DaSilva participated in film screenings and discussions at Istanbul Commerce University, SALT Beyoğlu and at StudioX on the AXS Map he developed (a Google based mobile app to “map” locations based on their accessibility to people in wheelchairs) and the first “Mapathon” for people with disabilities in Istanbul.  ShiftDelete.Net's Interview »

  • IDEF 2015 - Istanbul / May 5-8, 2015
    The 12th International Defense Industry Fair Kicks Off in Istanbul

    IDEF 2015 brings together high-level defense industry officials, foreign delegations and companies from around the world in Istanbul on May 5-8, 2015. As a high technology international marketing arena, IDEF is the biggest defense industry fair in the Eurasian region and one of the top four in the world. 

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GIST TECH-I COMPETITION

  • The U.S. Department of State's Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative is launching the global public voting phase for its GIST Tech-I competition from May 11 to June 11, 2015

USA PAVILION AMERICAN FOOD 2.0

  • About the USA Pavilion at the Milan Food Expo

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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
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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.