New U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, David M. Satterfield, visited Anitkabir on September 4, 2019. He paid his respects and laid a wreath at the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Members of the U.S. Embassy community, both U.S. diplomats and Turkish colleagues, were honored to join Ambassador Satterfield at Anitkabir on his first official visit.
Ambassador Satterfield signed the official Anıtkabir memorial book.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s legacy is an inspiration. He pursued democratic values and responded to the voices of the people of modern Turkey. His memory is treasured around the world.
At an important time for Turkey, Europe, and the world, I am honored to represent the United States in Ankara. The U.S. and Turkey, a strategic partner and NATO ally, have been important to each other since the birth of the Republic, and they will continue to be so.
Ambassador David M. Satterfield
September 4, 2019