Travel to Sochi, Russia and Antalya, Turkey, May 11-13, 2015

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Secretary of State John Kerry traveled on May 11 to Sochi, Russia, where he met with President Putin, Foreign Minister Lavrov, and other Russian officials on May 12 to discuss a full range of bilateral and regional issues, including Iran, Syria, and Ukraine. This trip is part of our ongoing effort to maintain direct lines of communication with senior Russian officials and to ensure U.S. views are clearly conveyed.

Secretary Kerry then traveled to Antalya, Turkey,‎ to consult with Allies and partners gathered for a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers on May 13.

The Secretary returned to Washington to join the President’s dinner with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders that evening.


05/13/15 Statement to Press at NATO Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Antalya, Turkey


05/12/15 Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Sochi, Russia
05/11/15 Background Briefing to Preview Secretary Kerry's Travel to Russia and Turkey; En Route Sochi, Russia


05/13/15  May 13 - Wednesday
05/12/15  May 12 - Tuesday