Remarks by Ambassador Bass with Consul General Davis at Independence Day Celebrations in Istanbul

On July 6, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul hosted the Fourth of July Reception at Fairmont Quasar Hotel to mark the 241st anniversary of Declaration of Independence this year. Speeches: Consul General Davis: Merhaba. İyi akşamlar misafirlerimiz ve arkadaşlarımız. Hoşgeldiniz. It is a great honor for us to have you all here tonight as ...
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Consul General Davis Brought Her Sports Diplomacy Challenge to Izmir.

June 2, 2017, Izmir During her June 2 visit to Izmir, U.S. Consulate General Istanbul held meetings with the Turkish-American Business Association (TABA), Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM), the American Collegiate Institute (ACI), and the Association for Supporting Slow Living (YAYADE).  The breakfast with TABA provided an opportunity to better understand ...
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Your Turn to Play! (Artık Top Sende!)

“The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for ...
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Consul General Davis Visits Şahinkaya Schools in Bursa

May 8, 2017 Consul General Davis was honored to speak with more than 500 Sahinkaya Education Foundation students in Bursa using their time, intellect, and hearts to solve tough global challenges and foster peace. Congratulations to the students and to their parents and teachers who are developing such bright minds!    
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Consul General Davis at TurkishWINTalk

April 11, 2017 “Clearly women can, and in fact are, transforming economies and society for everyone’s benefit.”  Consul General Jennifer Davis delivered encouraging remarks at #TurkishWINTalk to women bringing positive impact to their communities and businesses.
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Consul General Davis with Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar

March 23, 2017 Consul General Davis met with Robin Chase, Co-founder and Former CEO of the largest car sharing company, Zipcar. After her participation in a conference on “Smart and Innovative Business Models in Transportation” at ITU Magnet, Robin Chase answered Consul General Davis’ questions on start-up business challenges and advice to young entrepreneurs at ...
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Gender Equality in Business Reception

“We believe that women’s participation in every aspect of society is essential to the development of a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world.” -CG Davis Consul General Jennifer Davis hosted “Gender Equality in Business Reception” in honor of March 8th International Women’s Day. The event brought together leaders from business, civil society, and universities to ...
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Consul General Davis at AmCham Turkey/ABFT

January 19, 2017 Consul General Jennifer Davis delivers remarks at the American Business Forum in Turkey (AmCham Turkey/ABFT) New Year Reception on the importance of collaborating with AmCham Turkey/ABFT to support the relationship between Turkey and the U.S.  
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#SWTTurkey Photo Contest Winners

Our Summer Work & Travel Turkey Photo Contest Reception took place with the participation of our Consul General Jennifer Davis and Ambassador John Bass where the runner-ups of our contest received their prizes. We would also like to congratulate our winner, Ipek Dolu! Thank you to all who shared their photos this summer with #SWTTurkey ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at ABFT General Assembly

As Prepared for Consul General Charles F. Hunter Delivered by Deputy Principal Officer Christy Agor Good morning, it is a pleasure for me to open the 12th General Assembly meeting. ABFT continues to prove its value to the American and Turkish business community and this is confirmed by a 71% increase in membership between the ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at the Independence Day Reception in Istanbul

Remarks in Turkish at the beginning Briefly, in English: Mr. Governor, Mr. Mayor, dear guests, thank you all for coming. Our hearts are heavy with the events of recent days, and we hope that our countries, peoples, partnerships and democracies can emerge from them stronger than ever. Ramadan and I are especially heavy-hearted because this ...
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“Peace Mosaic” Final Launch Ceremony in Beykoz

Consul General Chuck Hunter and Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek attended the “Peace Mosaic” final launch ceremony on May 11th. The mural mosaic project  was carried out by Beykoz Municipality in collaboration with Meridian International Center and the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul. American mosaic artist Laurel True created this amazing artwork with students and volunteers ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando, Florida

June 13, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul is shocked and saddened by the tragic and senseless act of violence in Orlando, Florida. As we commemorate Pride Month this June, we have raised the Rainbow Flag in memory of the victims of this tragedy and in solidarity with the LGBTI community and all those ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at Kabataş Erkek Lisesi Model United Nations Conference

May 15, 2016 (As prepared) Good afternoon. I would like to thank Principal Fatih Güldal, MUN Advisors, the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary General and the Secretariat team. It’s an honor for me to be here once again at Kabataş Erkek Lisesi for your Model UN conference. First of all, I want to ...
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Consul General Hunter Visits the Çanakkale Region

On April 1-2, Consul General Hunter traveled to the Çanakkale region to meet with local government officials and community leaders and to visit cultural and historical sites.The Consul General held meetings with the Governor of Çanakkale Ahmet Çınar and Mayor Ülgür Gökhan to discuss the important relationship between Çanakkale and the U.S. Consulate General in ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Sakarya Visit

During his visit to Sakarya on March 23, Consul General Hunter discussed opportunities for greater cooperation between Turkey and the U.S. with members of the Sakarya Chamber of Commerce, toured the Earthquake and Culture Museum, and also visited ASAS Aluminum Factory where he was presented art created by U.S. artist Dennis Lee Mitchell during his ...
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Consul General Hunter Together with Fellow Consuls General Expressed Condolences

Consul General Charles F. Hunter Hunter together with fellow Consuls General expressed condolences for the victims of the tragic bombing on Istiklal Street and the terror attacks in Brussels. “Whether it’s American, Turkish, whatever nationality, we stand united in the face of extremism and in our determination to fight that scourge.”      
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Consul General Chuck Hunter Delivered Remarks at 2016 Hannover Messe Promotional Meeting

Consul General Chuck Hunter delivered remarks to promote the United States’ role as the Partner Country of the 2016 Hannover Messe, the world’s largest B2B event for industrial technology, and SelectUSA at a press conference organized by Hannover Messe representatives in Istanbul on February 23. The 2016 Hannover Messe will take place in Hannover, Germany, ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at the Propeller Club

(As Prepared) – December 17, 2015 Çok Teşekkürler, Aydin Bey, and members of the Propeller Club for the opportunity to be here with you tonight. Much has happened in Turkey since the last time I spoke with you in 2013 – four elections at the local and national level, rising security challenges within this country, ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at GIST Bootcamp

(As Delivered) February 5, 2015 Good afternoon, I’ll try to be brief particularly because I’m the one standing in between all of you and finding out who the winners are. I’m delighted to be here.  To be perfectly honest, when my public affairs colleagues asked me to come attend at least part of this event, ...
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Remarks by Consul General Charles Hunter at the Prometric Testing Services Turkey Office Opening

January 28, 2015, Istanbul As Prepared Merhaba! It is a pleasure to be here today at the opening of Prometric Turkey together with officials from the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education, chair of the Turkish Human Resources Management Association, as well as administrators from Turkish universities and high schools. I’d like to thank Jerry ...
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