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  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Delegates at UN Human Rights Council Chamber in Switzerland (State Dept. Image)

    28th Session of the Human Rights Council

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 2): "The fundamental struggle for dignity has been a driving force in all human history worldwide, and what drives us are a set of universal values and aspirations."

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    Fact Sheet - U.S. Relations With Turkey

    Bureau of European & Eurasian Affairs (Feb. 24):"The U.S.-Turkey partnership is based on mutual interests and mutual respect and is focused on areas such as regional security and stability, as well as economic cooperation. The United States also stands in solidarity with Turkey in the fight against terrorism."

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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers Opening Statements to Senate Appropriators During Day of Congressional Testimony in Washington (State Dept. Image)

    Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations

    Sec.Kerry:"Approximately 30 percent of the territory that had been gained by ISIL has now been restored to Iraqi hands, and we are training the Iraqis and preparing for the moment where they can do more. Thousands of ISIL-Daesh leaders have been taken off the battlefield. "

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism - Feb. 18, 2015. (White House Image)

    WH Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

    President Obama (Feb. 18): "... They are not religious leaders -- they’re terrorists. And we are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam."

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  • "The Square" Documentary Film Showing at SALT-Beyoğlu (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    "The Square" Documentary Film Showing at SALT-Beyoğlu

    On February 28, in collabaration with SALT-Beyoğlu and the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, we enjoyed Jehane Noujaim’s powerful documentary “The Square” and a talk with two brave eyewitnesses of the events at Tahrir Square: Matt Ford and Tara Todras-Whitehill.  Photo Gallery »

  • Consul General Hunter and Super Bowl drawing winners (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Superbowl Drawing Winners Meet AFWB Players

    Consul General Charles Hunter gave a reception at his residence on February 26th in honor of 12 professional American football players participating in the American Football Without Barriers (AFWB) Camp in Istanbul this year.   Photo Gallery »

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    A Suspect Claiming to Have A Bomb Outside the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul Apprehended

    (Feb 27): An individual claiming to have a bomb parked a vehicle in front of the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul at approximately 10:00am on February 27. A suspect was apprehended by local authorities and the vehicle was removed without incident. In coordination with the Turkish National Police, the U.S. Consulate General took appropriate measures to ensure the safety of Consulate staff and visitors. We refer you to the Turkish National Police for additional information. We thank Turkish authorities for their prompt and effective response to this incident.  

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a press conference after meeting with senior commanders attending a regional security conference at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, February 23. (Photo: DOD/Glenn Fawcett)
    Defeating Daesh Takes Diplomatic, Military Effort

    Defense Sec. Carter (Feb. 18): "... achieving the lasting defeat of ISIL, will require a combined diplomatic and military effort... That was abundantly confirmed by our discussion, and was affirmed or rather affirms the bringing together of this unique grouping of political and military leaders.”" 

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson at the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism on February 18

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    Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

    John Kerry (Feb. 18):"Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents."  

  • Consul General Charles F. Hunter at Sulukule Children’s Art Workshop (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Istanbul)
    Celebrating Black History Month with Roma Community

    As part of our Black History Month program events in February this year, we met with young "FilmTurkey" directors and Roma youth/adults at a series of film screenings and Q & A sessions in Istanbul and Edirne on February 21-22.  Photo Gallery »

  • U.S. Consul General in Istanbul Charles F. Hunter Speaks at the “Branding Museums” Seminar - February 18, 2015 (Photo: U.S. Consulate General Istanbul Staff)
    Consul General Hunter at “Branding Museums” Seminar

    "The Branding Museums" seminar/workshop for museum professionals from all around Turkey which takes place on February 18-20 at ANAMED kicked off with the participation of Consul General Charles F. Hunter for the welcoming remarks.   Photo Gallery »

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Secretary of State John Kerry on Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons Randy Berry - 
Washington, DC
February 23, 2015
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    Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons

    John Kerry (Feb. 23): "Too often, in too many countries, LGBT persons are threatened, jailed, and prosecuted because of who they are or who they love. Too many governments have proposed or enacted laws that aim to curb freedom of expression, association, religion, and peaceful protest." 

  • U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki (State Department Image)
    Training and Equipping the Syrian Opposition

    Jen Psaki (Feb. 17): " I can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Turkey on training and equipping the Syrian opposition groups. As we have announced before, Turkey has agreed to be one of the regional hosts for the train and equip program for moderate Syrian opposition forces." 

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    U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership

    The eleventh meeting of the U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission focused on exploring ways to expand bilateral trade and investment, identifying opportunities for commercial cooperation in third countries, and strengthening collaboration in science, technology, energy, and global health. 

  • Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian Crisis
    Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian Crisis

    (Feb. 17): The United States is providing an additional $125 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP), which feeds nearly six million Syrians and refugees from Syria every month. 

  • U.S. Department of State Spokesperosn Jen Psaki (State Department Image)
    Cease-fire Violations in Ukraine

    Jen Psaki (Feb. 16): "We call on Russia and the separatists it backs to halt all attacks immediately, engage with the OSCE to facilitate the cease-fire, and, as called for in the packet of measures agreed to on February 12, fully implement their September 5 and 19 Minsk commitments."  

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    Statement by the President on the Chapel Hill Murders

    President Barack Obama (Feb. 13): "No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship. Michelle and I offer our condolences to the victims’ loved ones." 

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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 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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    Customs and Shipping Services Solicitation
    The Consulate of the United States of America invites you to submit a proposal for customized packing, shipping, and forwarding services for U.S. Consulate Istanbul.
Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)
    Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)
    The U.S. Department of State and IREX announce an open competition for a program that will bring outstanding current secondary school, full-time English teachers, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to the U.S. for a professional development opportunity. Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Professional Fellows Program (PFP) - 2015
    Professional Fellows Program (PFP) - 2015
    The Legislative Cohort of Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and initiated in 2005 under the auspices of the Legislative Education and Practice (LEAP) program. Young professionals from Turkey will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in, and exposure to, United States government. The deadline for application is April 15, 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.