Closing Ceremony of “Local Code, Global Aims” Project

July 30, 2018 Deputy Consul General Barbara Thomas and Şişli Mayor Hayri Inonu attended the pitch competition and closing ceremony of the Roma Rights Association’s “Local Code, Global Aims” project. With support from the U.S. Government and Şişli Municipality, these high school students attended workshops on design-oriented thinking, presentation techniques, business models, analysis techniques, and ...
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New Grant Announcements

Please check the latest announcements by the U.S. Embassy in Ankara: Small Grants Program for First Time Grant Applicants  -New! Call for Proposals is now OPEN as of February 23, 2018 2018, 11:00 Turkey Time Call for Proposals will CLOSE on March 28, 2018, 17:00 Turkey Time   Large Grants Program  -New! Call for Proposals is now OPEN as of February 23th 2018, 11:00 Turkey Time Call for Proposals will ...
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U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs Scott Weinhold visited Antalya

U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs Scott Weinhold was thrilled to visit the province of Antalya from January 28-29, 2018. During the trip, he stopped by Demre and toured St. Nicholas Church and the stunning new museum dedicated to Lycian civilization. In Demre, he had the pleasure to meet with young sports ambassador Emin Cengiz ...
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Susan Straight on Eliminating Gender-Based Violence

Susan Straight is a professor, author, and mother of three. On the International Day to End Violence Against Women and throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign activities, she shares some of her thoughts and experiences on gender, women’s rights, and violence against women through a series of videos.  For more information ...
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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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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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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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Renowned Documentary Photographer DeCesare in Istanbul

May 11-12, 2017 With work spanning more than thirty years, author, documentary photographer and educator Prof. Donna DeCesare discussed the importance of bearing witness to history while being respectful to interviewees, to audiences, and ourselves. As part of her Turkey tour Prof. DeCesare came to together with academicians, students, NGO leaders, journalists, artists and psychologists ...
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Art from Exile

Syrian artists living in Turkey came together for an exhibit titled “Living,” unveiled and hosted by Holly Holzer Bass in the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Ankara as part of the “Art in Exile” program. Displaying works of art by Syrian artists, the event attracted numerous art aficionados, cultural center directors, gallery owners and artists from ...
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What do you know about the real King Midas?

You’ve probably heard the mythical story of King Midas and how everything he touched turned to gold. But you might not know that he was a historical figure who lived almost 3,000 years ago. A collaboration between Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Penn Museum  is bringing the powerful king’s story to light in Philadelphia. The exhibition, The Golden Age of King Midas , features more than 120 ...
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Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken’s Interview with NTV’s Ahmet Yeşiltepe

U.S. Ambassador’s Residence September 27, 2016 Verbatim transcript Yeşiltepe: İyi günler, Türkiye ile Amerika Birleşik Devletleri arasındaki ilişkiler son dönemde oldukça hareketli sıcak bir süreç geçiriyor, işte böyle bir dönemde özelikle 15 Temmuz darbe girişiminin ardından ve ağırlıklı olarak Suriye’nin ekseni oluşturduğu ilişkler sürecinde Ankara’nın çok önemli bir konuğu var, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri Dışişleri Bakan ...
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Ambassador John Bass’ Speech At the 240th Independence Day Reception

"It has been a difficult, painful year since Holly Hanım and I hosted many of you last year at this event. Both of our societies have suffered pain and loss at the hands of terrorists. We feel the losses here in Turkey deeply, and we again extend our deep condolences to everyone here and across ...
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Domestic Violence Expert Mark Wynn | Ankara

Mark Wynn, a retired Nashville police officer and an expert on domestic violence was invited by the U.S. Embassy to participate in speaking events with women’s NGOs and federations, experts at municipalities , provincial directorates and the ministry of family and social policies, advisors at shelters and violence prevention and monitoring centers, lawyers, social service ...
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World-renowned U.S. Artist Leroy Campbell visits Ankara for International Women’s Day Activities

U.S. artist Leroy Campbell arrived in Turkey to hold a series of creative workshops between March 6 and 21 as part of International Women’s Day (March 8) activities. After holding a creative workshop under the theme of “Happy Memories” at the Children Care House for Girls in Ankara, Campbell met youngsters in Isparta, Burdur, and ...
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65th anniversary of the Turkey Fulbright Commission

On January 13, Ambassador Bass hosted a reception attended by over 160 guests from all over Turkey to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the U.S.-Turkey Fulbright Commission.  In his remarks to the assembled Turkish officials, Fulbright alumni, staff, grantees, and guests, Ambassador Bass highlighted the invaluable contributions that Fulbright educational exchanges have made towards “opening ...
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