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  • Ambassador John Bass at the Opening of the U.S. Pavilion at IDEF 2015 (U.S. Mission Staff Photo)

    Opening of U.S. Pavilion at IDEF 2015

    Ambassador Bass: " I'm really pleased to be here to participate in opening the U.S. pavilion at IDEF this year. I'm interested that in spite of all of the great technology ..."

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  • A man speaking at a podium. (Photo Credit: State Dept.)

    Visit to Somalia

    Secretary Kerry (May 5): "More than 20 years ago, the United States was forced to pull back from this country. And now we're returning in collaboration with our international community and with high hopes mixed, obviously, with ongoing concerns."

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  • Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington D.C.
May 5, 2015

    Commemorating World Press Freedom Day

    John Kerry (May 5): "On May 3rd, we honored journalists who defend democratic ideals through their commitment to discovering and telling the truth. In doing so, we also paid tribute journalism itself, a profession to that is essential to good governance and the functioning of democracy"

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  • Roundtable Meeting with Diplomatic Correspondents

    Roundtable Meeting with Diplomatic Correspondents

    (May 4, 2015): U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass had a roundtable meeting with diplomatic correspondents in Ankara. To read the full transcript, click on the title.

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  • Group Photo with Adana media members (Consulate Staff Photo)
    World Press Freedom Day Reception

    Consul John Espinoza hosted a reception to honor May 3 World Press Freedom Day at his residence. It was a warm, fun evening, with the participation of Consulate Adana's press member contacts. 

  • Yavuz Akyazici Project performance (Consulate Staff Photo)
    World Jazz Day Celebrations with Yavuz Akyazici Project

    U.S. Consulate Adana brought jazz group Yavuz Akyazici Project to Adana Sheraton Hotel on April 30, to celebrate International Jazz Day. The event took place at Sheraton Hotel. Jazz enthusiasts from all over were able to enjoy the musical stylings of Turkish-born, New York-trained Yavuz Akyazici and his band, which is famous for its jazz adaptations of popular Turkish songs of recent years.  

  • Crowds at the concert in Adana during Orange Blossom Festival (Consulate Staff Photo)
    Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole Band Performs in Southeast Turkey

    4-time Grammy-nominated Creole blues band Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole performed in Southeast Turkey after their programs in Ankara. Mersin, which has an excellent tradition of music, thanks to its international Music Festival held every May, gave the band the opportunity to meet and teach their cultural and musical traditions to local Syrian refugees, at a school event organized by the Syrian Social Gathering NGO. This was followed by a full performance at Mersin’s Yenisehir Cultural Center, in cooperation with Mersin International Music Festival.  More - Embassy Website »

  • Ambassador John Bass at Diyarbakir City Walls (Consulate Staff Photo)
    Ambassador John Bass Visits Diyarbakir

    U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John R. Bass recently paid his first official visit to Diyarbakir, where he and his spouse Ms. Holly Holzer Bass went for the opening of the Southeast Turkey Business Women Summit. During his official visits, the Ambassador met with Diyarbakir Provincial Governor Huseyin Aksoy and Diyarbakir Metropolitan Municipality Co-Mayors Gultan Kisanak and Firat Anli. 

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    Southeast Turkey Business Women Summit II

    The U.S. Consulate in Adana, in partnership with the Diyarbakir Commodity Exchange’s Women’s Development Group, sponsored the second Southeast Businesswomen’s Summit, where women business leaders from across Turkey’s southeast were invited to come together, learn innovative new methods for growing their business, and get inspired to take on new leadership roles in their communities. 

  • 12 Years A Slave Film Screening (Consulate Staff Photo)
    12 Years A Slave Film Screening

    U.S. Consulate Adana, as part of its Black History Month programming, organized a film screening in cooperation with with Adana's SINEMATEK film discussion club, on February 27th. The film that was chosen was Oscar award winner "12 Years A Slave."  

  • Consul Espinoza giving opening remarks (Consulate Staff Photo)
    Junior Model United Nations (JMUN) @ SEV Tarsus Middle School

    Consul John Espinoza attended the first Junior MUN of the region on February 27, at Tarsus SEV Middle School.  

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  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Announcement The Turkish Fulbright Commission will be accepting Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline for application is Friday, August 21, 2015 untill 17:00.
  • Atlas Corps Professional Fellowship The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 6-18 month professional fellowship in the United States.