Chargé d’Affaires J. M. Hovenier’s Speech at “Gypsy Girl” Mosaics Repatriation Event

December 8, 2018 “Merhaba. Burada olmaktan mutluyum. First, I want to thank Minister of Culture Mehmet Ersoy, Governor of Gaziantep Davut Gül, and Mayor of Gaziantep Fatma Şahin for inviting me to participate in this important event. As Ataturk said, “The foundation of The Republic of Turkey is culture.”  Turkey is home to some of ...
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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Embassy Turkey and the Cultural Heritage Center of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State are pleased to announce the 2019 call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Competition. AFCP was established to support countries in preserving their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. ...
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Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Mission to Turkey is pleased to announce the opening of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018 Grants Competitions AFCP was established to support countries in preserving their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The AFCP competition for Turkey supports preservation of cultural sites, objects, and museum collections of historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage ...
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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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Art From Exile: Syrian refugees find their voices through art

If civil war forced you to flee your homeland, how would you live? That question is at the heart of an exhibition at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Ankara, Turkey, showcasing the work of eight Syrian artists now based in Istanbul. Titled Living, the exhibition — part of a larger project called Art From Exile — opened December 2 ...
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“My City” Creativity Workshop With Youth From Turkey and Syria

“My City” youth creativity workshop was organized on May 10-12 in collaboration with the Tarlabaşı Community Center and the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul. Syrian and Turkish youth participants (ages 11-15) engaged in the workshop led by American strategist Lina Srivastava who combines media, technology, art, and storytelling for social transformation. They first focused on ...
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