U.S. Consulate Adana hosted the 242nd anniversary of U.S. Independence with a reception at Sheraton Grand Adana Hotel on July 21, 2018. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Philip Kosnett hosted the event, together with U.S. Consul Adana Linda Stuart Specht. Guests from government, business, media, education and civil society, as well as American citizens in Consulate Adana’s consular district participated in the event. After the speeches and singing of both countries’ national anthems, guests enjoyed the rest of the evening with Gizem Aksoy Project’s music entertainment.