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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Scheduled Demonstration in Istanbul (February 26, 2014)

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul informs U.S. citizens of news reports that a protest regarding recent corruption allegations is scheduled to take place at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 12:00 p.m.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests. U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Scheduled Demonstration in Istanbul (February 21, 2014)

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul informs U.S. citizens of news reports that a protest against recent legislation expanding the government’s power to regulate Internet content is scheduled to take place at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of ...
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Ufuk Atalay shares his International Visitor Leadership Program Experiences

Ufuk Atalay is the president of “Youth for Understanding, Turkey” and “Youth Development Association”. He participated in International Visitor Leadership Program on “Exploring Youth Policies and Expanding Opportunities for Young People” in 2011. During his exchange program, he had a chance to visit 10 cities in 6 states. He met with various youth policy actors ...
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