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

The White House Office of the Vice President The Vice President spoke today with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan regarding the security situation around Mosul, Iraq, where elements of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have taken over significant portions of the city, seized the Turkish consulate, and taken Turkish personnel — including ...
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My Tablet Speaks To Me

To provide autistic children with educational opportunities through technology in any environment, the U.S. Embassy and Tohum Autism Foundation developed the second Turkish-language computer application “My Child Speaks To Me.”  National Education MinisterNabi Avcı, U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone and Tohum Austism Foundation Director Mine Narin will hold a press conference to discuss this project.  We ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gezi Park Anniversary Demonstrations

Various Turkish news and social media are reporting that demonstrations will take place in cities in Turkey on Saturday, May 31, the anniversary of the Gezi Park protests of 2013. The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Turkey to be alert to the potential for violence on and around May 31, and ...
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