The Istanbul U.S. Embassy is where diplomats work to keep up relations between America and Turkey.

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The United States established diplomatic relations with the Ottoman Empire in 1831, establishiing the U.S. Legation in Constantinople (Istanbul). The legation was raised to embassy status in 1906. The two states broke diplomatic ties during World War I. Relations were reestablished in 1927 after the founding of the modern Turkish state in 1923. In the 1930s the Embassy gradually transferred to Ankara, Turkey’s new capital, leaving behind a consulate general in Istanbul. Construction of a new consulate compound was completed in 2003.

Embassy activities include encouraging educational and cultural exchanges through programs like the Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders, working with the Turkish Football Federation to promote sports diplomacy, celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd to encourage conservation and good stewardship of natural resources in Turkey, organizing concerts and supporting American musicians in Turkey to promote cultural dialogue and communication.