Panel on Eliminating Domestic Violence

U.S. Consulate Adana partnered with AKDAM (Adana Women’s Solidarity and Shelter Homes Association) in hosting Mr. Mark Wynn for a co-panel on Eliminating Domestic Violence. The panel, held in Divan Hotel in Adana, was titled: “Domestic/Sexual Violence Intervention, Effective Investigation, Community Collaboration and Response” Twenty-one year member of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department, Wynn, shared ...
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Basketball at Adana Girls High School

In honor of Women’s History Month, U.S. Consulate Adana brought Americans currently playing in Turkey’s professional Women’s Basketball League to visit Adana Girls’ High School. The players answered questions, had countless selfies taken and played basketball with the high school team, after which they spoke to the girls about the importance of hard work, perseverance, ...
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Baskent Radio Interview on International Women’s Day

Consul Linda Specht and Public Affairs Officer Eric Atkins conducted a joint interview with Baskent Radio in recognition of International Women’s Day. The discussion focused on the history, milestones, and current statistics related to women’s rights in America. Rather than comparing the U.S. to Turkey, this was an opportunity to emphasize that in any country ...
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Consul Linda Stuart Specht’s Southeast Turkey Visit

U.S. Consul to Adana Linda Stuart Specht travelled to southeastern Turkey, January 25- February 1, 2016. During her travel, Specht visited the cities of Sanliurfa, Mardin, Sirnak, Batman and Diyarbakir. In addition to her official visits, Consul Specht visited the Mor Gabriel Monastery in Midyat, learned firsthand the refugee situation in the region and had ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Turkey

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara reminds U.S. citizens of the increased threat of terrorist attacks in Turkey. Travelers are urged to exercise utmost caution and vigilance, especially in crowded places. Actively avoid large crowds and heighten your personal security posture and awareness if you choose to visit popular tourist sites, shopping malls, shopping districts, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Explosion in Sultan Ahmet area in Istanbul

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, Turkey would like to inform U.S. citizens that Turkish news is reporting an explosion near the Sultan Ahmet area in Istanbul at approximately 10:15 a.m. this morning. U.S. Mission Turkey is working to obtain more information. We advise U.S. citizens to avoid that area and to exercise caution if you are ...
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Security Message for the U.S. Citizens: Consular Services Canceled for December 9

Due to information about a possible security threat against the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, the Consulate will open with limited staff and services on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.   Public services, including visa appointments and non-emergency American Citizen Services appointments, for December 9, 2015, are canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date. U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Large Crowds Possible on October 24th

Consulate of the United States of America Adana, Turkey Large Crowds Possible: October 24 (Two Events) The U.S. Consulate Adana informs U.S. citizens that there will be an election rally to be held by the Prime Minister at the Train Station Square at 1330, and there will be a religious conference hosted by the Furkan ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Adana Restricted Neighborhoods

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Adana Restricted Neighborhoods The U.S. Consulate in Adana informs U.S. citizens that U.S. government employees are subject to travel restrictions in the following neighborhoods in Adana: Sakirpasa Gulbahcesi Daglioglu Barbaros Anadolu Ondokuzmayis We strongly caution U.S. citizens to avoid those neighborhoods. The recent increase in tensions between Kurdish demonstrators and Turkish ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning for Turkey

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Turkey that the U.S. Consulate in Adana has authorized the voluntary departure of family members out of an abundance of caution following the commencement of military operations out of Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey. On September 2, the Department of State permitted ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Maintaining Security Awareness

Due to recent events in Turkey, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara would like to take this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens of the importance of maintaining security awareness. While there is no information of threats specifically against U.S. citizens, there remains the strong possibility of terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens and interests from both transnational ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: May Day (Labor Day) Demonstrations on Friday, May 1, 2015

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that several Labor Unions throughout Turkey will celebrate Labor Day, also known as the International Workers’ Day, on May 1.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Turkey to be alert to the potential for violence on May 1, to avoid those areas where disturbances have occurred, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nevruz Celebrations March 21, 2105

U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that Nevruz holiday celebrations are expected to take place this Saturday, March 21 and throughout the weekend in Turkey.  Nevruz is a festival commonly recognized as the Kurdish and Persian New Year and a celebration marking the beginning of spring.  Although this year’s festivities are expected to be peaceful, ...
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Security Message: DHKP/C member wanted by TNP still at large

In light of the second anniversary of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front or Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi/Cephesi (DHKP/C)’s February 1, 2013 suicide attack on U.S. Embassy Ankara, and the DHKP/C’s stated intention to commit further attacks against the United States, NATO and Turkey, the U.S. Embassy regional security office has advised all personnel to be ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consulate Security Messages via Text Message

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new SMS service for U.S. citizens interested in receiving security messages and alerts from the Embassy on their mobile phones. The service is optional and will run on an SMS system operated through Avea. This does not replace the existing registration system with the Smart Traveler ...
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Remarks @ Science and Technology University Adana

As part of  International Education Week activities, U.S. Consul to Adana John Espinoza visited Adana Science and Technology University, where he spoke to an audience of students about the U.S.-Turkey relationship. He pointed out the long friendship between our two countries, and noted that our relationship with Turkey is one of our most important friendships ...
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Education Week Reception

As part of International Education Week activities, U.S. Consul to Adana John Espinoza welcomed local high school principals, English teachers and top students to his residence for a dinner reception, where he spoke about the importance of studying abroad and exchange programs in building stronger ties of friendship between the United States and Turkey.
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“Good Solutions to Disability Problems – Examples from the U.S.” Symposium

U.S. Consulate Adana was proud to support Arti Volunteer Association’s “Good Solutions to Disability Problems – Examples from the U.S.” symposium, held in partnership with the Adana Greater Municipality’s City Council. The Consulate was especially pleased to bring children’s disabilities expert Dr. Marilyn Espe-Sherwindt, director of the Akron Children’s Hospital Family-Child Learning Center, who participated ...
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Consul Espinoza’s Travel to Southeast Turkey

U.S. Consul to Adana John Espinoza travelled to eastern and southeastern Turkey, September 6-14, 2014. During his visit, Espinoza visited the cities of Van, Hakkari, Sirnak, Midyat, Siirt, Batman and Diyarbakir. In addition to his official visits, Consul Espinoza attended the Armenian Orthodox mass on Akdamar Island in Van, visited the Mor Gabriel Monastery in ...
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