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YES Alumni – Mert İlter

Hi everybody! My name is Mert Ilter and I am from Turkey. I am an exchange student under the AFS-YES Program. Last summer I won the YES scholarship and this whole thing completely changed my life. Not just an experience, I witnessed a whole different life style which I really liked. I spent 11 months ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nevruz Celebrations (March 23, 2014)

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul informs U.S. citizens that Nevruz holiday celebrations are expected to take place this Sunday, March 23, throughout Turkey. Nevruz is a spring festival commonly recognized as the Kurdish New Year and a celebration marking the beginning of spring. Although this year’s celebrations are expected to be peaceful, all U.S. citizens should ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Scheduled Demonstration in Istanbul (March 11, 2014)

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul informs U.S. citizens of news reports of demonstrations throughout Istanbul today following the death this morning of Berkin Elvan, a teenage bystander who was hit in the head by a gas canister fired by police during the Gezi Park protests and was comatose for 268 days. While exact location(s) and number ...
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Would You Like to Go to the U.S. This Summer? Summer Months May Be Too Late to Apply for a Visa!

The U.S. Embassy Ankara and Consulate General Istanbul would like to encourage all non-immigrant visa applicants to apply for their visas well in advance of the summer travel season. Currently the wait time for visa appointments at Embassy Ankara and Consulate General Istanbul is one week or less.  However we anticipate that wait times may ...
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