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Chargé d’Affaires J. M. Hovenier’s Speech at “Gypsy Girl” Mosaics Repatriation Event

December 8, 2018 “Merhaba. Burada olmaktan mutluyum. First, I want to thank Minister of Culture Mehmet Ersoy, Governor of Gaziantep Davut Gül, and Mayor of Gaziantep Fatma Şahin for inviting me to participate in this important event. As Ataturk said, “The foundation of The Republic of Turkey is culture.”  Turkey is home to some of ...
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Holiday Security Alert

Location:  Turkey, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Turkey.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners. Actions ...
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Secretary’s Remarks to the Media

Washington, DC November 20, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: ….And finally, I just left a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu today. I welcomed the positive momentum in our relationship following the release of Pastor Brunson and urged reopening additional channels to address issues of mutual concern. We are still greatly concerned about Turkey’s continued unjust detention ...
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