After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Secretary Pompeo (May 21): We'll continue to work with allies to counter the regime's destabilizing activities in the region, block their financing of terror, and address Iran's proliferation of missiles and other advanced weapons systems that threaten peace and stability. We will also ensure Iran has no path to a nuclear weapon -- not now, ...
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U.S.-Turkey Alliance

Secretary Tillerson (Feb. 16): "I want to reaffirm the deep and important relationship between the United States and Turkey. Ours is not an alliance of convenience or of temporary interest. It is a time-tested alliance built on common interest and mutual respect." Full Text» More» Trip Page» U.S.-Lebanon Strategic Partnership Secretary Tillerson (Feb. 16): "We’re ...
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Ambassador John R. Bass Press Round Table – Diplomatic Correspondents Association (October 11, 2017)

Ankara, Turkey October 11, 2017 Ambassador Bass:  I’m very pleased to see all of you here this morning, and I’m pleased to have an opportunity to see members of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association for one last time before I complete my assignment as the U.S. Ambassador in Turkey.  And with a lot of regret and ...
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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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Remarks by Ambassador Bass with Consul General Davis at Independence Day Celebrations in Istanbul

On July 6, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul hosted the Fourth of July Reception at Fairmont Quasar Hotel to mark the 241st anniversary of Declaration of Independence this year. Speeches: Consul General Davis: Merhaba. İyi akşamlar misafirlerimiz ve arkadaşlarımız. Hoşgeldiniz. It is a great honor for us to have you all here tonight as ...
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UN Security Council Meeting on North Korea

Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Session on D.P.R.K. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State United Nations, New York City April 28, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: I shall now make a further statement in my capacity as Secretary of State of the United States. First, I appreciate all of the statements that have been ...
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the Liberation of Dabiq

October 16, 2016 I welcome today’s news that Syrian opposition forces liberated the Syrian town of Dabiq from ISIL control, aided by strong support from our ally Turkey and our international coalition. This is more than just the latest military result against this barbaric group. Dabiq held symbolic importance to ISIL. The group carried out ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at ABFT General Assembly

As Prepared for Consul General Charles F. Hunter Delivered by Deputy Principal Officer Christy Agor Good morning, it is a pleasure for me to open the 12th General Assembly meeting. ABFT continues to prove its value to the American and Turkish business community and this is confirmed by a 71% increase in membership between the ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at the Independence Day Reception in Istanbul

Remarks in Turkish at the beginning Briefly, in English: Mr. Governor, Mr. Mayor, dear guests, thank you all for coming. Our hearts are heavy with the events of recent days, and we hope that our countries, peoples, partnerships and democracies can emerge from them stronger than ever. Ramadan and I are especially heavy-hearted because this ...
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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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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando, Florida

June 13, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul is shocked and saddened by the tragic and senseless act of violence in Orlando, Florida. As we commemorate Pride Month this June, we have raised the Rainbow Flag in memory of the victims of this tragedy and in solidarity with the LGBTI community and all those ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at Kabataş Erkek Lisesi Model United Nations Conference

May 15, 2016 (As prepared) Good afternoon. I would like to thank Principal Fatih Güldal, MUN Advisors, the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary General and the Secretariat team. It’s an honor for me to be here once again at Kabataş Erkek Lisesi for your Model UN conference. First of all, I want to ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at the Propeller Club

(As Prepared) – December 17, 2015 Çok Teşekkürler, Aydin Bey, and members of the Propeller Club for the opportunity to be here with you tonight. Much has happened in Turkey since the last time I spoke with you in 2013 – four elections at the local and national level, rising security challenges within this country, ...
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Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at GIST Bootcamp

(As Delivered) February 5, 2015 Good afternoon, I’ll try to be brief particularly because I’m the one standing in between all of you and finding out who the winners are. I’m delighted to be here.  To be perfectly honest, when my public affairs colleagues asked me to come attend at least part of this event, ...
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Remarks by Consul General Charles Hunter at the Prometric Testing Services Turkey Office Opening

January 28, 2015, Istanbul As Prepared Merhaba! It is a pleasure to be here today at the opening of Prometric Turkey together with officials from the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education, chair of the Turkish Human Resources Management Association, as well as administrators from Turkish universities and high schools. I’d like to thank Jerry ...
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