Press Briefing – Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea

Marshall Billingslea Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Briefing Ankara, Turkey July 20, 2018 Media:  The Treasury said recently that some countries who are not really able to [inaudible], and I was wondering if Turkey is one of those countries and whether this is what you discussed today in your ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 11, 2018 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to discuss the current crisis in Syria. The two leaders agreed to stay in close contact about ...
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Press Release on the 5th Turkey-U.S. Defense Industry Trade Dialogue

March 30, 2018 The 5th session of the Turkey-U.S. Defense Industry Trade Dialogue, initially launched in Washington, D.C., in 2014, was held in Ankara on March 30, 2018. Representatives of the Turkish General Staff, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Economy, and Defense Industry Undersecretariat, and officials from the U.S. Department of State, Department on Defense, ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 30, 2018 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call With President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to discuss regional developments and the strategic partnership between the United States and Turkey.  The two leaders ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 22, 2018 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to reaffirm the importance of strong relations between the United States and Turkey, as NATO Allies and ...
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Joint Press Statement on the Visit to Turkey by National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary February 11, 2018 Joint Press Statement on the Visit to Turkey by National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, President Donald J. Trump’s National Security Advisor, met his Turkish counterpart, Ambassador İbrahim Kalın, Deputy Secretary General and Spokesperson of the Turkish Presidency, during ...
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Statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey on the Full Resumption of Visa Services

December 28, 2017 Since October, the Government of Turkey has adhered to the high-level assurances it provided to the United States that there are no additional local employees of our Mission in Turkey under investigation, that local staff of our Embassy and consulates will not be detained or arrested for performing their official duties – ...
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USTDA and U.S. Industry Launch Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative

Media Note U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey – November 17, 2017 The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and U.S. industry will launch the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative to connect U.S. companies to export opportunities across the gas value chain in emerging economies.  As U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals are coming online, USTDA is ...
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Statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey on Re-opening of Limited Visa Services

November 6, 2017 We have received initial high-level assurances from the Government of Turkey that there are no additional local employees of our Mission in Turkey under investigation.  We have also received initial assurances from the Government of Turkey that our local staff will not be detained or arrested for performing their official duties and ...
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Detention of Human Rights Defenders in Turkey

Press Statement Heather Nauert,  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC – July 6, 2017 The United States is deeply concerned by the July 5, detention of prominent human rights defenders from Amnesty International Turkey and other respected institutions. As with past arrests of prominent human rights defenders, journalists, academics, and activists, we underscore the importance of respecting due ...
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Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Hamburg, Kyiv, and Istanbul

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC – July 5, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will accompany President Donald J. Trump on travel to Hamburg, Germany, July 5–9. Secretary Tillerson will then make his first official visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on July 9, where he will meet President Poroshenko and with young reformers from government ...
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Statement From Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on the Current Situation in Syria

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State Washington, DC – July 5, 2017 Before I depart for the G20 summit in Hamburg, I would like to comment on the current situation in Syria, which is a topic the President will raise in his meeting with Russian President Putin. First, parties in Syria must ensure stability on ...
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United States Condemns Terrorist Attack on Istanbul Nightclub

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 31, 2016 (D.C. Time) The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a night club in Istanbul, Turkey. We extend our condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and to the people of Turkey, as well as our hopes for ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Istanbul, Turkey

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE View post December 31, 2016 (D.C. Time) Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Istanbul, Turkey The United States condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attack at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, which has left dozens dead and many more ...
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The truth regarding misinformation in Turkish media concerning United States and Coalition operations against ISIL in Syria:

December 28, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Ankara There is considerable misinformation circulating in Turkish media concerning U.S. and Coalition operations against ISIL in Syria. For those interested in the truths, here are the truths: The United States government is not supporting DAESH. The USG did not create or support DAESH in the past. ...
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State Department Spokesperson John Kirby’s Daily Press Briefing – December 20, 2016

Daily Press Briefing – John Kirby, Spokesperson – Daily Press Briefing – Washington, DC December 20, 2016 –  http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2016/12/265846.htm MR KIRBY: […] I will tell you, though, that the Secretary in his conversation with the foreign minister did raise his concerns about some of the rhetoric coming out of Turkey with respect to American involvement/support, tacit or ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov

Statement by Secretary John Kerry on the Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov December 19. 2016 The United States condemns the assassination today in Ankara of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, the Russian people, and with the other victims who were injured in this shooting. ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov December 19, 2016 The United States strongly condemns the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, in Ankara today, which reportedly also left others wounded. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of ...
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Ambassador John Bass’ Letter of December 8 to Sabah Newspaper regarding Ersin Ramoğlu’s December 6, 2016 column

Mr. Erdal Safak Editor-in-Chief Sabah Newspaper Istanbul, Turkey December 8, 2016 Dear Mr. Safak: As someone who strongly believes in a strong U.S.-Turkey relationship and in the universal value of freedom of the press, I was dismayed to read the column entitled “İçimizdeki Truva Atı: İncirlik” published by your newspaper on December 6, 2016.  Columnist ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Kayseri, Turkey

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Kayseri, Turkey December 17, 2016 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack this morning in Kayseri, Turkey, which killed more than a dozen people and wounded many more.  This cowardly attack appears to have targeted off-duty Turkish soldiers who were ...
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Vice President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim of Turkey

July 21, 2016 | The White House Office of the Vice President The Vice President spoke by phone today with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.  During the call, the Vice President reaffirmed the importance of the strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey, and reiterated the United States’ strong condemnation of last week’s attempted coup against ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

July 19, 2016 The White House Office of the Press Secretary The President spoke by phone today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and again strongly condemned last week’s attempt to violently remove the democratically-elected civilian government of Turkey and expressed his support for Turkish democracy.  The President lauded the Turkish people’s resolve against this ...
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In regards‎ to Turkish media speculation about the U.S. Embassy’s notice to American citizens in Ankara, here are the facts

In regards‎ to Turkish media speculation about the U.S. Embassy’s notice to American citizens in Ankara, here are the facts: ‎ Last week, the U.S. Embassy became aware of threat information through a Turkish government warning circulating in social media. After ‎confirming the warning with Turkish authorities, Embassy issued a notice to all American citizens ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Turkey ‎

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey, which has taken innocent lives and injured scores.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those killed and injured as well as to their loved ones.  This horrific act is ...
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Statement from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the Bombing in Turkey

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter On behalf of the Department of Defense, I want to pass along my deepest condolences to the families of the victims of today’s bombing in Ankara. My thoughts remain with those injured in this senseless tragedy. We strongly condemn this cowardly attack which appears to have targeted buses carrying Turkish ...
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Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Turkey

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary The United States condemns in the strongest terms the attack today in Ankara, Turkey.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of all those who have been killed and with those injured, including members of the Turkish military.  We stand together with Turkey, ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland‎’s Visit to Ankara, Turkey

On her October 20 visit to Ankara, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland expressed ‎profound condolences to the people of Turkey for the grievous attacks of October 10, and underscored the United States’ solidarity in the face of the security threats Turkey faces. In me‎etings with‎ Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin, ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on Today’s Terrorist Attack in Ankara, Turkey

The White House Office of the Press Secretary The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s horrific terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey. The fact that this attack occurred ahead of a planned rally for peace underscores the depravity of those behind it and serves as another reminder of the need to confront shared security ...
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Interview with Ipek Yezdani of Hürriyet and Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry

Discrimination based on identity is a violation of human rights Hürriyet – İpek YEZDANİ U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry, traveled to Turkey last week and discussed LGBTI rights in Turkey with high-level government officials, municipalities, LGBTI representatives and representatives from the business world. Berry and I ...
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Joint Statement from the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the United States

The United States has informed the Turkish government that the U.S. deployment of Patriot air and missile defense units in Turkey which expires in October will not be renewed beyond the end of the current rotation. Other relevant Allies have also been consulted. The U.S. Patriots have been in Turkey as part of a broader ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Security Incident at the Consulate in Istanbul

The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul was attacked by gunfire early this morning, August 10.  The Consulate was closed at the time and nobody was injured. The Consulate plans to reopen on August 11 to resume normal business.  U.S. Embassy Ankara remains open.  The Embassy is in contact with Turkish law enforcement and security officials ...
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Country Report on Terrorism 2014 – Turkey

Overview: Largely because of the ongoing conflict in Syria, Turkey has voiced increasing concern about terrorist groups near its border, including Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Nusrah Front, and other al-Qa’ida (AQ)-affiliated groups. Throughout 2014, Turkey served as a source and transit country for foreign terrorist fighters wishing to join these and other ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on a Media Report by Birgun Newspaper

Birgun newspaper’s claim yesterday (February 11, 2015) that the U.S. Ambassador John Bass sought a meeting with the paper is a misrepresentation of the facts.  There was no such request. Their claim to have rejected a meeting with the Ambassador is also, therefore, a work of fiction. The Press Attaché at the U.S. Consulate General ...
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State Dept. Fact Sheet on Global Counterterrorism Forum

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. December 16, 2014 Ten Things You Should Know About the Global Counterterrorism Forum The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) was created in 2011 to strengthen the international civilian architecture for addressing 21st century terrorism. Its primary objectives are to counter violent extremism and strengthen criminal justice ...
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USAID’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Announces Awards

Istanbul, Turkey – The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) announced three new grants to Turkish institutions to support construction projects and the purchase of equipment. The projects, located throughout Turkey, are funded through a competitive annual grant and directly support schools, libraries and medical centers outside the ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to clarify recent comments made at Harvard University. The Vice President apologized for any implication that Turkey or other Allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL or other violent extremists in Syria. The Vice President ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks at AmCham Turkey/ABFT 10th Anniversary Gala

Istanbul, Turkey – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the AmCham Turkey/ABFT 10th Anniversary gala. In her remarks, Secretary Pritzker addressed the need to enhance bilateral trade and  investment opportunities between Turkey and the U.S. Secretary Pritzker is in Istanbul, Turkey with a delegation of some of America’s top CEOs who are members ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey

The President spoke today with Prime Minister Erdogan to congratulate him on his election as the 12th President of the Republic of Turkey and wish him well as he begins his term later this month. The President praised the Prime Minister’s speech on Sunday and noted that as Turkey’s first directly elected President, the Prime ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah After Meeting

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Ambassador’s Residence Paris, France SECRETARY KERRY: I’m delighted to have a chance to be able to welcome my colleagues, the Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu and Foreign Minister of Qatar Khalid Attiyah, here to the American Embassy in Paris. And I’m going to say a couple of ...
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Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone’s Speech at 238th Independence Day Reception in Istanbul

İyi aksamlar Herkese, Sayın Vali; Sayın İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediye Başkanı; Sayın İstanbul Merkez Komutanı, Sayın Istanbul Jandarma Bölge Komutanı, Sayın İlçe Belediye Başkanları; Sayın Ekümenik Patriği, Sayın Hahambaşı, Sayın Süryani Ortodoks Metropoliti, ve Ermeni Patrik Vekili, diplomasi, kültür, akademi, medya, iş dünyası, siyaset ve sivil toplumu temsil eden değerli misafirlerimiz; my fellow Americans, diplomats, business people: It is a special pleasure ...
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Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu Before Their Meeting

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Brussels, Belgium SECRETARY KERRY: Turkey is such a key partner in so many ways, but particularly given what is happening in Syria and now in Iraq with ISIL and the participation that we’ve had. We have obviously some major issues to confront. And also, we’ve been talking about Cyprus ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan

The Vice President spoke today with Turkish Prime Minister Recep TayyipErdogan to follow up on their June 11 conversation. The Vice President and Prime Minister discussed the danger to regional and international security posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). They agreed on the urgent need to unite Iraqis and their leaders ...
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Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Recent Violence in Mosul, Iraq

USUN PRESS RELEASE #133 AS DELIVERED The United States strongly condemns recent attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in the city of Mosul, Iraq, which have broad security implications for the country.  In particular, we condemn the kidnappings of Iraqi citizens and Turkish Consulate personnel, their family members and other Turkish ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan

The White House Office of the Vice President The Vice President spoke today with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan regarding the security situation around Mosul, Iraq, where elements of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have taken over significant portions of the city, seized the Turkish consulate, and taken Turkish personnel — including ...
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My Tablet Speaks To Me

To provide autistic children with educational opportunities through technology in any environment, the U.S. Embassy and Tohum Autism Foundation developed the second Turkish-language computer application “My Child Speaks To Me.”  National Education MinisterNabi Avcı, U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone and Tohum Austism Foundation Director Mine Narin will hold a press conference to discuss this project.  We ...
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A/S Frantz Roundtable with Turkish Journalists on “The Role of an Independent Media in Civil Society”

The Consul General’s Residence Istanbul, Turkey MR. CONNELL: Good morning, everyone. I’m David Connell. I’m the information officer at the U.S. Consulate. Thank you for coming this morning to this on-the-record roundtable on the role of independent media in civil society with Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Doug Frantz. Consul General Hunter would like to ...
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Would You Like to Go to the U.S. This Summer? Summer Months May Be Too Late to Apply for a Visa!

The U.S. Embassy Ankara and Consulate General Istanbul would like to encourage all non-immigrant visa applicants to apply for their visas well in advance of the summer travel season. Currently the wait time for visa appointments at Embassy Ankara and Consulate General Istanbul is one week or less.  However we anticipate that wait times may ...
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