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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mining Tragedy in Soma and Demonstrations in Turkey

U.S. Embassy Ankara would like to inform U.S. citizens of protests against the Turkish Government regarding the recent mining tragedy in Soma. We have received reports of demonstrations currently occurring at various locations throughout the country. The possibility exists for continuing protest activity throughout the weekend as well. We urge citizens to avoid areas of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Expected Demonstration at the Consulate

The U.S. Consulate at Istanbul informs U.S. citizens of an expected protest of undetermined size by Halk Cephesi at the Consulate General this morning, May 9. The Turkish National Police (TNP) will be setting up barricades on the street. At this time, the consular section expects to operate as usual. Even demonstrations intended to be ...
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Consul General Charles F. Hunter’s Remarks at Justice and Rule of Law International Symposium

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for inviting me to participate in this impressive gathering of dignitaries and experts from around the world to discuss a topic of profound importance: the rule of law and its role in a successful democratic and modern society. As we have seen in countries transitioning to democracy in ...
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A/S Frantz Roundtable with Turkish Journalists on “The Role of an Independent Media in Civil Society”

The Consul General’s Residence Istanbul, Turkey MR. CONNELL: Good morning, everyone. I’m David Connell. I’m the information officer at the U.S. Consulate. Thank you for coming this morning to this on-the-record roundtable on the role of independent media in civil society with Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Doug Frantz. Consul General Hunter would like to ...
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