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  • Live: The Re-Opening of U.S. Embassy Havana

    The Re-Opening of U.S. Embassy Havana

    On Aug. 14, Secretary Kerry will preside over the flag-raising ceremony at U.S. Embassy Havana. The event and his remarks will be streamed live at approximately 16:45 PM TSI

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  • Secretary Kerry participates in a dialogue on the #IranDeal
AUGUST 11, 2015
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    Secretary Kerry participated in a discussion on the nuclear deal reached with Iran, with Thomson Reuters Editor-at-Large Sir Harold Evans in New York City

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  • John Kirby
Department Spokesperson
Washington D.C.
July 20, 2015

    Raising the Flag at U.S. Embassy Havana

    In 1961, three Marines lowered our flag in Havana, Cuba. On Aug. 14, they will see that flag raised again when Secretary Kerry travels there to formally re-designate the U.S. Interests Section to U.S. Embassy Havana.

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  • Mark C. Toner
Deputy Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, D.C.
August 11, 2015

    Safe Zone

    Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner (Aug.11): "We’ve been pretty clear from the podium and elsewhere saying there’s no zone, no safe haven."

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  • Ambassador Bass with Syrian students in Gaziantep (Consulate Staff Photo)
    Ambassador John Bass Visits Adana and Gaziantep

    Ambassador John Bass and his spouse Holly Holzer Bass came to Adana for the Independence Day celebration of U.S. Consulate Adana, which took place on June 25, 2015. During the day, they paid a courtesy visit on Adana Governor Mustafa Buyuk, then toured old Adana, where they had the chance to visit the Ramazanoglu Kulliye, which includes a mosque and madrasa, the Buyuk Saat clock tower and the almost 2000-year-old Roman bridge. 

  • U.S. National Anthem (Consulate Staff Photo)
    Independence Day Celebrations

    On June 25, U.S. Consulate Adana hosted the Fourth of July Reception at Adana Sheraton Hotel, to mark the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass and his spouse Holly Holzer Bass with Consul John Espinoza welcomed guests before the official ceremony. The U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard official presentation was followed by Turkish and American national anthems. Consul Espinoza and Ambassador Bass then made their opening remarks respectively. 

  • Consul Espinoza making opening remarks (Consulate Staff Photo)

    The U.S. Consulate in Adana, in partnership with Junior Chamber International-Diyarbakır, sponsored DIYouth 2015, a conference for young people, taking place May 30-31, 2015 in Diyarbakır, Turkey. DIYouth 2015 brought together 150 young people ages 13-17 from across the southeast to Diyarbakir for two days of learning, motivation, and fun, as participants heard about the myriad of possibilities open to them as they go forth to build their futures.  

  • 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. 


  • Fulbright Turkey: Visiting Scholar Program
    Fulbright Turkey: Visiting Scholar Program
    The Visiting Scholar Program is designed for academic scholars who would like to conduct a full-time research project, in their academic field, in the U.S.A. Scholars will be granted a research scholarship by the Turkish Fulbright Commission for 2016-2017 academic year. The application deadline is October 30, 2015. 
  • 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.

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