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Statement on Joint Military Talks Regarding Syria

From August 5-7, 2019, U.S. and Turkish military delegations met at the Turkish Ministry of Defense to discuss plans to coordinate the establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria. The delegations agreed on the following: a) the rapid implementation of initial measures to address Turkey’s security concerns; b) to stand-up a joint operations center ...
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Ambassador Jeffrey Turkey Trip Readout

From July 22-24, Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Ambassador James Jeffrey, held a series of meetings in Ankara with senior Turkish officials, including Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, and Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal. On Monday, Ambassador Jeffrey led a U.S. interagency ...
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Remarks by Consul General Daria Darnell at Independence Day Celebrations in Istanbul

July 3, 2019 Istanbul Good evening, everyone.  It is my pleasure to welcome you all.  I am so happy you could join us in celebrating the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. We are especially honored to have Governor Ismail Gültekin and members of parliament here and mayors from our ...
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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Jeffrey M. Hovenier at the Independence Day Reception

June 2, 2019 Ankara Every year around July 4th we gather at our Embassies and Consulates around the world to celebrate the birthday of the United States, and to recognize our strong partnerships. Indeed, the Turkish-American relationship is a special one. Our friendship started in 1831 during the Ottoman Empire, and was formalized with modern ...
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U.S. Commercial Service Turkey and U.S. Consular Agency Opening Offices at Izmir Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Embassy Ankara For Immediate Release: June 27, 2019 Representatives of the U.S. Commercial Service Turkey and the U.S. Citizen Services Consular Agency in Izmir will begin offering services at their new offices located under the roof of the city’s leading civil society organization, Izmir Chamber of Commerce (IZTO), later this summer. The U.S. Commercial ...
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