News & Events

Consul General Charles F. Hunter’s Speech at 238th Independence Day Reception

Degerli konuklar hepinize hogeldiniz diliyorum. Distinguished guests and friends, I would like to welcome you as we celebrate the Independence Day of the United States of America.  It is a pleasure to see all of you here in these numbers and to share this special occasion with you. It is my first Independence Day celebration ...
Read More»

Consul General Hunter’s Remarks at Panel Discussion: LGBT Life on Campus – Perspectives from Turkey and Abroad

I’m glad to see so many people here.  One measure of the importance that we are attaching to this evening is that we could choose to be sitting in front of a television watching the U.S. – Germany match of the World Cup, but you’re here and I’m glad you’re all here. I’m especially happy ...
Read More»

Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu Before Their Meeting

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Brussels, Belgium SECRETARY KERRY: Turkey is such a key partner in so many ways, but particularly given what is happening in Syria and now in Iraq with ISIL and the participation that we’ve had. We have obviously some major issues to confront. And also, we’ve been talking about Cyprus ...
Read More»

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan

The Vice President spoke today with Turkish Prime Minister Recep TayyipErdogan to follow up on their June 11 conversation. The Vice President and Prime Minister discussed the danger to regional and international security posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). They agreed on the urgent need to unite Iraqis and their leaders ...
Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Recent Violence in Mosul, Iraq

USUN PRESS RELEASE #133 AS DELIVERED The United States strongly condemns recent attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in the city of Mosul, Iraq, which have broad security implications for the country.  In particular, we condemn the kidnappings of Iraqi citizens and Turkish Consulate personnel, their family members and other Turkish ...
Read More»