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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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