Consulate Adana Celebrates U.S. Independence Day

U.S. Consulate Adana hosted the 242nd anniversary of U.S. Independence with a reception at Sheraton Grand Adana Hotel on July 21, 2018. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Philip Kosnett hosted the event, together with U.S. Consul Adana Linda Stuart Specht. Guests from government, business, media, education and civil society, as well as American citizens in Consulate Adana’s ...
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Southeast Businesswomen Summit Took Place in Mardin

U.S. Consulate Adana, in cooperation with Junior Chamber International (JCI) Diyarbakır, organized the fifth Southeast Businesswomen’s Summit in Mardin. Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) Women Entrepreneurs Council Mardin Provincial Chair Deniz Hitay, U.S. Consul Adana Linda Stuart Specht, JCI Turkey President Nihan Zoroğlu and JCI Diyarbakır President Semih Çetintaş, as well as ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Adana, Turkey (March 2, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Adana : Mimar Sinan Acik Hava Amfisi (Mimar Sinan Open Air Theatre)   Mustafa Kemal Pasa Bulvari ( Mustafa Kemal Pasa Boulevard) Ugur Mumcu Meydani (Train Station Square) at Ziyapasa Bulvari Event: A potentially large demonstration is expected to take place ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate Adana

Adana, Turkey February 23, 2018 Location: The intersection of 62003 Sokak and Ordu Caddesi streets, Resatbey neighborhood, Adana. Gatherings may occur in other locations throughout Adana. Event: A protest is slated to begin on February 24, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas during the demonstration. Actions to Take: ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Adana, Turkey (Jan 29, 2018)

Location: Girne Bulvari, in front of the U.S. Consulate Adana. Event: Demonstration expected to take place on January 29 beginning at 12:30 p.m. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid those areas during the demonstration. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Philip S. Kosnett’s Remarks at Education Week in Adana

November 15, 2017 Good evening and thank you all for joining us tonight.  I’d especially like to thank Mr. Murat Bilal, the Adana Deputy Provincial Director of National Education, for supporting our event and being here tonight.  I’d also like to thank Consul Linda Specht for hosting us in her home this evening. Tonight we ...
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Adana Consul Linda Stuart Specht Delivers Speech on Investing in the United States at TABA

On November 17, during Global Entrepreneurship Week, U.S. Consul to Adana Linda Stuart Specht delivered a speech on how to invest in the United States at the Turkish American Business Association (TABA) trade summit in Adana.  Consul Specht highlighted the SelectUSA program as a way to gain more information to strategize investments.  More than two ...
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Chargé D’Affaires Philip S. Kosnett’s Remarks at International Education Week in Adana

November 15, 2017 Good evening and thank you all for joining us tonight.  I’d especially like to thank Mr. Murat Bilal, the Adana Deputy Provincial Director of National Education, for supporting our event and being here tonight.  I’d also like to thank Consul Linda Specht for hosting us in her home this evening. Tonight we ...
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Livelihoods Innovation through Food Entrepreneurship (LIFE) Project Launched

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and their Consortium partners launched a new project in Washington D.C. on September 15: Livelihoods Innovation through Food Entrepreneurship (LIFE). Funded by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), the two-year long project will focus on enhancing livelihoods among refugees and host communities in ...
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Maya Azucena Concert in Adana

U.S. Consulate Adana will host the famous American singer Maya Azucena in a concert at Cukurova University on Tuesday September 26. The Consulate is organizing the concert in cooperation with Cukurova University Conservatory.    Information about the artist: Maya Azucena, a multi-award winning recording artist and magnetically inspirational woman, is known for making music that uplifts ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Adana, September 16, 2017

Consulate of the United States of America Adana, Turkey September 15, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in Adana informs U.S. citizens a demonstration is expected to take place in the vicinity of Incirlik AFB on Ataturk Caddesi in Adana at 1300 on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  The Patriotic Party’s (Vatan Partisi) youth arm, Leading Youths (Oncu Genclik), ...
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Consulate Adana Hosts Independence Day Reception

U.S. Consulate Adana hosted the 241st anniversary of U.S. Independence with a reception at Adana Hilton Hotel on July 13, 2017. U.S. Ambassador John Bass and his spouse Holly Holzer-Bass hosted the event, together with U.S. Consul Adana Linda Stuart Specht. Guests from government, business, media, education and civil society, as well as American citizens ...
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Ambassador Bass’ Remarks at U.S. Consulate Adana’s Independence Day Reception

U.S. Ambassador John Bass Remarks During an Independence Day Celebration Hilton Hotel Adana, Turkey July 13, 2017 [As delivered] [Sayın Vali, Sayın Belediye Başkanı,] Değerli Konuklar, Hanımefendiler, Beyefendiler, hoşgeldiniz. Thank you all very much for joining us this evening to celebrate the 241st anniversary of our independence. Let me first express our deep appreciation to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Adana, July 14, 2017

The U.S. Consulate in Adana informs U.S. citizens that the Anatolian Youth Union (AGD) has announced a demonstration in Adana at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017.  AGD has announced that participants will gather at the Adana Asri Cemetery at 6 p.m. on July 14, 2017.  The demonstrators will then proceed eastward, travelling past ...
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Gaziantep Solid Waste Transfer Station Opening

On March 20, Adana Consul General Linda Stuart Specht joined Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Deniz Köken, Islahiye District Governor Ramazan Yıldırım, Islahiye Mayor Kemal Vural, along with UNDP’s Country representative Claudio Tomasi to inaugurate a waste transfer station in Fevzipaşa, Gaziantep. The waste transfer station is part of a $ 3 million project, funded ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing operations in Gaziantep

Consulate Adana warns U.S. citizens of current police operations against armed fugitives in Gaziantep City. Consulate Adana recommends that U.S. citizens remain indoors until the situation is resolved. U.S. citizens are reminded to review personal security plans, ensure communication connectivity, to remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and to monitor local news for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Adana, December 20

The U.S. Consulate in Adana informs U.S. citizens that general demonstrations are expected to take place between Ataturk Park and Adana’s Central Train Station on Tuesday afternoon, December 20, 2016. The participants are expected to demonstrate against recent violent terrorist attacks throughout the country and against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Previous such demonstrations in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Adana, November 25

The U.S. Consulate in Adana informs U.S. citizens that a march is expected to take place between Ataturk Park and Inonu Park in Adana starting at 18:00pm this evening. Supporters of the Adana women’s platform will protest the State of Emergency. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Adana, November 1

Consulate of the United States of America Adana, Turkey U.S. Consulate Adana informs U.S. citizens that several demonstrations are expected to take place in Adana as outlined below. 1 November 2016 – 17:30 –  CHP  (Republican People’s Party) will hold a demonstration at Inonu Park. 1 November 2016 – 18:00 –  KESK (Confederation of Public ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Adana, October 28

U.S. Consulate Adana informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place at Inonu Park, Adana, at 11:00 on Friday, October 28th, 2016. HDP- People’s Democracy Party- will hold a press statement and sit-in protest with the participation of the HDP officials to protest the government. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Adana, October 5

Consulate of the United States of America Adana, Turkey U.S. Consulate Adana informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place at Ataturk Park, Adana, at 18:00 on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. Several NGOs and Unions will hold the demonstration to protest against the Turkish Government. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ...
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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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