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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey.  Ambassador Rice and the Minister discussed concrete ways to strengthen our cooperation against ISIL and foreign fighters and reviewed the train and equip program for vetted members of the moderate Syrian opposition.  Ambassador Rice encouraged the Minister to take concrete ...
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Assistant Secretary Nuland Traveled to Istanbul, Turkey

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland traveled to Istanbul on April 15-16, 2015. During her visit , she discussed a range of strategic bilateral and regional issues with senior government officials. She also engaged with business leaders to strengthen bilateral economic ties, hold a roundtable with civil society representatives, and participated in ...
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Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole Band Performs in Turkey

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole Band’s day in Ankara started with a food cooking sesion at a vocational school located in Ovecler, Ankara. Band’s lead Cedric Watson cooked “Gumbo” under the curious and information-hungry students’ watch. While we all waited for the “Gumbo” to fully cooked, the band members grabbed their instruments and played Creole music. ...
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