Turkey: Press Releases


2016-2017
01/06/17 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/31/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack on Istanbul Nightclub;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/20/16 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call with Foreign Minister Cavusoglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/17/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Kayseri;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/12/16 Global Counterterrorism Forum Hosted Launch Meeting of Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Ambassador Tina Kaidanow Travels to Ankara, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/16 Readout of Special Presidential Envoy McGurk's Trip to Iraq and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/31/16 Deputy Secretary Blinken To Give Remarks on U.S.-Turkey Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/26/16 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Travel to Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/21/16 United States Condemns Bombing in Gaziantep, Turkey;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
07/16/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/12/16 2015-16 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytellers to Share Their Experiences; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/28/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
06/14/16 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Ankara; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/16 Joint Statement on the Affirmation of the Importance of and Adherence to International Humanitarian Law Issued at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 United States Concerned by Turkish Parliament's Vote on Constitutional Amendment;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/06/16 United States Concerned by Guilty Verdicts in Trial of Can Dundar and Erdem Gul;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
04/18/16 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Cyprus and France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/13/16 Death of Mohammed Zahir al-Sherqat;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
04/11/16 Acting Special Envoy Arsalan Suleman to Travel to Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/06/16 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to Turkey, United Kingdom, and Colorado; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/30/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/28/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/28/16 The United States Provides an Additional $20 Million in Response to Europe Refugee and Migration Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/21/16 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Turkey, March 22-23; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/19/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Istanbul, Turkey;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
03/18/16 EU-Turkey Statement Addressing the Migration and Refugee Crisis;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
03/13/16 The United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Ankara, Turkey;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Ankara, Turkey;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
01/13/16 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travels to Trakai, Bucharest, Sofia, Davos, and Istanbul; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/12/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Istanbul, Turkey;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC

2015
01/12/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Istanbul, Turkey;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/09/15 Terrorist Designation of Emrah Erdogan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/27/15 Media Freedom in Turkey;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
11/25/15 Secretary Kerry's Call with Foreign Minister Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/18/15 Rewards for Justice - Reward Offer for Information on ISIL Terrorist Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/17/15 Acting Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation To Travel to Istanbul for OIC Conference of Health Ministers; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/17/15 Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs Amos J. Hochstein Travel to Istanbul; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/14/15 Ambassador David Saperstein Travels to Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank, Turkey and Egypt; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/13/15 Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom To Host Event on Bridging the Education Gap for Refugee Children in Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/13/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Turkish Foreign Minister Sinirlioglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/13/15 Special Advisor Knox Thames to Travel to Turkey and Lebanon; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/13/15 State Department Terrorist Designation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/12/15 Deputy Secretary Blinken Travels to the Philippines, Jordan, and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/09/15 Secretary Kerry Travels to Tunis, Vienna, and Antalya;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
10/18/15 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travels to Madrid, Ankara, and Athens; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/10/15 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call with Foreign Minister Sinirloglu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/10/15 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Ankara, Turkey;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
09/21/15 New U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/08/15 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry Travels to the United Kingdom, Belgium and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/23/15 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Spain, Italy, the Holy See, and Turkey July 27 - 31; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/20/15 U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Suruc, Turkey;  Department Spokesperson John Kirby; Washington, DC
05/14/15 U.S. Special Envoy for Syria Daniel Rubinstein's Travel to Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/15 Secretary Kerry Travels to Sochi, Russia and Antalya, Turkey; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/13/15 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Poland and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/02/15 Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Travels to Turkey and Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/28/15 Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to Romania, Israel, and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/11/15 Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Italy, Vatican City, Turkey, Germany, and Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/15 Joint Statement Following the 2015 U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/15 Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski's Travel to Turkey and Engagement With Syrian Civil Society and Opposition; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2014
12/14/14 On Arrests of Journalists in Turkey;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/18/14 Assistant Secretary Nuland Travel to Belgium, Latvia, Ukraine, and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/18/14 Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Turkey, Belgium, and Italy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/31/14 Joint Communique on Libya by the African Union, the Arab League, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/09/14 Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Meetings With Turkish Officials on Efforts to Counter ISIL;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
10/02/14 Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Iraq, Belgium, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/28/14 Under Secretary Novelli Travels to Turkey and Germany; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/15/14 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design Architect for the New U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/22/14 Third Meeting of the U.S.-Turkey Working Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/14 United States Extends Condolences to Victims of Turkey Mining Tragedy;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/14 Travel of Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism to Kyiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Istanbul, Ankara, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/07/14 Travel of Assistant Secretary Frantz to Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/04/14 Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall to Travel to Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/03/14 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations, 1977-1980, Volume XXI, Cyprus; Turkey; Greece; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/21/14 Turkish Government's Blocking of Social Media Sites;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/18/14 Travel of Assistant Secretary Richard to Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/14/14 Travel of Deputy Secretary Higginbottom to Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/13/14 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/14 Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Turkey and Ukraine; Washington, DC
02/21/14 Visits by Greek Cypriot Negotiator to Ankara and Turkish Cypriot Negotiator to Athens;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2013
12/06/13 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/04/13 Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine Russell to visit Turkey, November 5-9; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/30/13 Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland Travels to Hungary, Turkey, and Ukraine October 30- November 4; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/29/13 Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Travels to Denmark and Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/06/13 Lebanon and Turkey Travel Warnings; Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/01/13 U.S. Department of State Honors Mr. Salih Yuce as the International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/26/13 U.S. Department of State Announces First Sports Visitors Program with Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/13 U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/18/13 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Europe;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/04/13 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Istanbul, Jerusalem, Ramallah, London, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/21/13 Announcement by the PKK to Halt the Violence; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/13 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Europe and the Middle East; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2012
11/28/12 U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission Holds its 9th Meeting on November 28, 2012 in Washington, DC; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/03/12 U.S. Department of State Honors Lokman Erturk of Turkey As State Alumni Member of the Month; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/06/12 Ministerial Plenary Co-Chairs Fact Sheet: About the GCTF; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/06/12 Ministerial Plenary Co-Chairs Fact Sheet: The Deliverables; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/12 U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission Meets in Ankara, Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/12 U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission Holds its 8th Meeting on May 8, 2012, in Ankara, Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/30/12 Armenia and Turkey: Normalization of Relations (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/23/12 U.S. Department of State Launches Turkish-Language Twitter Account, @ABDTurk; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2010-2011
11/02/11 United States Welcomes Istanbul Conference for Afghanistan Declaration; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/28/11 Secretary Clinton To Deliver Remarks at the 2011 Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkey Relations on October 31; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/20/11 Coordination in Combating the PKK (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/03/11 Joint Statement Following Seventh Meeting of the Turkey-United States Economic Partnership; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/02/11 Turkey to Host Radar in Support of NATO Missile Defense; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/25/11 Istanbul Meetings; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/16/11 Secretary Clinton Praises PNB Local Chapter in Turkey and New Coca-Cola Women's Empowerment Program; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/08/11 Secretary Clinton to Travel to Turkey, Greece, and India; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/07/11 Joint Statement on U.S.-Turkey Consultations on Afghanistan; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/04/11 United States-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission Focuses on Opportunities; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/03/11 U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission Holds 6th Meeting; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
10/20/10 United States and Turkey Sign Science and Technology Agreement; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
01/25/10 Taken Question: Turkey/Armenia: Protocol Ratification Process; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC

2009
12/11/09 Turkey: Turkish High Court Closes the Democratic Society Party (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
08/31/09 Turkey and Armenia: Normalization of Relations;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
04/22/09 Turkey and Armenia: Normalization of Relations; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/27/09 Special Briefing: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Upcoming Travel to the Middle East and Europe; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/26/09 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Travel to the Middle East and Europe; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC