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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis Response

03/30/2021 Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Today at the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced more than $596 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the Syrian crisis. This funding brings the total U.S. Government humanitarian assistance to ...
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Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad Travel to Turkey

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Turkey March 26-29 to discuss with Turkish counterparts the upcoming Istanbul international conference on the Afghanistan peace process.  Building on recent international gatherings in support of the peace process, the Istanbul conference is meant to help Afghan negotiators accelerate their efforts to end the war in Afghanistan ...
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Statement by President Biden on Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

THE WHITE HOUSE March 21, 2021 Turkey’s sudden and unwarranted withdrawal from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, better known as the Istanbul Convention, is deeply disappointing. Around the world, we are seeing increases in the number of domestic violence incidents, including reports of rising femicide ...
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Actions in Turkey’s Parliament 

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson The United States is closely following events in Turkey, including troubling moves on March 17 to strip Member of Parliament Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu of his parliamentary seat. We are also monitoring the initiation of efforts to dissolve the People’s Democratic Party, a decision that would unduly subvert the will of Turkish voters, further undermine democracy in Turkey, and ...
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