Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Jeffrey M. Hovenier at the Independence Day Reception

June 2, 2019 Ankara Every year around July 4th we gather at our Embassies and Consulates around the world to celebrate the birthday of the United States, and to recognize our strong partnerships. Indeed, the Turkish-American relationship is a special one. Our friendship started in 1831 during the Ottoman Empire, and was formalized with modern …

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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Philip Kosnett at the Independence Day Reception

Ankara- July 2, 2018 In 1776 in Philadelphia – in the midst of a great struggle of national liberation – the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. But while our Declaration of Independence set out the reasons that Americans sought to chart their own course into the future, it did not settle the question …

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