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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey

The President spoke today with Prime Minister Erdogan to congratulate him on his election as the 12th President of the Republic of Turkey and wish him well as he begins his term later this month. The President praised the Prime Minister’s speech on Sunday and noted that as Turkey’s first directly elected President, the Prime ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah After Meeting

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Ambassador’s Residence Paris, France SECRETARY KERRY: I’m delighted to have a chance to be able to welcome my colleagues, the Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu and Foreign Minister of Qatar Khalid Attiyah, here to the American Embassy in Paris. And I’m going to say a couple of ...
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Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone’s Speech at 238th Independence Day Reception in Istanbul

İyi aksamlar Herkese, Sayın Vali; Sayın İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediye Başkanı; Sayın İstanbul Merkez Komutanı, Sayın Istanbul Jandarma Bölge Komutanı, Sayın İlçe Belediye Başkanları; Sayın Ekümenik Patriği, Sayın Hahambaşı, Sayın Süryani Ortodoks Metropoliti, ve Ermeni Patrik Vekili, diplomasi, kültür, akademi, medya, iş dünyası, siyaset ve sivil toplumu temsil eden değerli misafirlerimiz; my fellow Americans, diplomats, business people: It is a special pleasure ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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