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NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

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COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: April 12, 2021  New Updates:  U.S. citizens who have residency in Turkey can get their COVID vaccinations by going through the same process as Turkish citizens. Prioritization by age group applies to residency holders. To see if you are eligible, please visit:   https://enabiz.gov.tr/ .  For more information on FDA-approved vaccines, please visit: learn more about FDA-approved vaccines . Country-Specific Information:  Turkey has ...
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Health Alert: COVID-19 Related Restrictions in Turkey – Update

NEW UPDATES: On Monday, March 29, 2021, the Government of Turkey (GoT) announced its latest update regarding COVID-19 and the status of each of Turkey’s 81 provinces. Provinces are still divided into 4 different risk groups: low (blue), medium (yellow), high (orange), and very high (red) based on infection and vaccination rates.  To view the ...
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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call With Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar

APRIL 1, 2021 Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke by phone today with Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar to underscore commitment to the U.S.-Turkish bilateral defense relationship and collective security through NATO. The Secretary thanked Minister Akar for the significant role Turkey is playing as part of the Resolute Support Mission ...
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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis Response

03/30/2021 Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Today at the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced more than $596 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the Syrian crisis. This funding brings the total U.S. Government humanitarian assistance to ...
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Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad Travel to Turkey

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Turkey March 26-29 to discuss with Turkish counterparts the upcoming Istanbul international conference on the Afghanistan peace process.  Building on recent international gatherings in support of the peace process, the Istanbul conference is meant to help Afghan negotiators accelerate their efforts to end the war in Afghanistan ...
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