T.C. Houston Başkonsolosluğu/Turkish Consulate General in Houston
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Houston Başkonsolosluğu Resmi Facebook Sayfası / Official page of the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Houston
Houston Başkonsolosluğu 28 Ekim 1985 tarihinde resmi olarak faaliyete başlamıştır. Başkonsolosluk 1990 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas, 77056 adresinde hizmet vermektedir. Başkonsolosluk görev bölgesinde sekiz eyalet bulunmaktadır (Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee ve Texas)
Seven Turkish defense companies, including Aselsan A.Ş. , Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayii , BMC Otomotiv , Roketsan A.Ş. STM , FNSS Savunma Sistemleri and HAVELSAN A.Ş. , have been ranked on Defense News ' 2020 list of the world’s Top 100 Defense Firms. 🇹🇷 Read more here: https://buff.ly/3moPzFz
Have you ever seen a sailboat race between two continents? Well if you tune into #MeantimeinTurkey on 26-27 September, you will! Bosphorus Cup is an extraordinary event that takes place in the Bosphorus Strait of #Istanbul! All sections of the race will be broadcasted live on Go Turkey Facebook & Twitter accounts!
Experience the struggle against the wind, the waves, and the famous currents of the Bosphorus Strait! #MeantimeinTurkey #ReTurkey #SafeTourismTurkey #SaveYourSummer
Büyükelçi Volkan Bozkır #BM 75. Genel Kurul Başkanlığı görevini bugün resmen devraldı. Tecrübesi ve birikimiyle salgınla daha da ihtiyaç duyulan küresel işbirliğinin güçlendirilmesine katkıda bulunacağına eminim. Hayırlı olsun Volkan ağabey!🇹🇷🇺🇳
Ambassador Volkan Bozkır has today officially assumed Presidency of 75th Session of #UNGA. Confident that thanks to his background&experience he will contribute to strengthen global cooperation that is even more needed due to the pandemic. Best of luck Ambassador Bozkır!🇹🇷🇺🇳
📌Dünya Ekonomik Forumu Küresel Eylem Grubu 3. Toplantısına videokonferansla katıldık.
📌Ülkemizin salgın sırasındaki uluslararası çabalara katkılarını paylaştık.
📌#KOVİD19 zayıf noktaları gösterdi ama şimdi daha iyi ve güvenli bir dünya yaratmak için fırsatlarımız da var.
📌Attended 3rd Meeting of Global Action Group of World Economic Forum via VTC.
📌Shared our contributions to international efforts during the pandemic.
📌#COVID19 has exposed our weaknesses, but now we also have opportunities to build a better and safer world.
Did you know we are the world's 7th largest agricultural producer?
Turkey is home to three million farms which are mainly family operated, producing everything from hazelnuts, chestnuts, apricots and olives. One quarter of Turkey's workforce participates in the agricultural sector.
NASA captured images of farms in the district of Elmalı which produces around 12 percent of Turkey’s apples and local chickpea snack leblebi. The second image shows a portion of the district Korkuteli, where farmers plant grains and oil seeds.
More than two million people live in villages located within the Taurus Mountains and rely on farming.
📷 NASA Earth Observatory
We have a good offer that will take all the fatigue and stress off your shoulders: Sapanca. It is a small town located in #Sakarya and just 2 hours away from İstanbul’s city center. Here you can get a kick out of the lake and amazing park. #ReTurkey #SafeTourismTurkey #SaveYourSummer
Rejuvenate your body in Tuz Gölü and discover the Center Of Your Soul, The City Of Rumi: #Konya.
Van’da 3 teröristin ölü ele geçirildiği operasyonda şehit düşen Jandarma Yüzbaşımız ile iki Jandarma uzman Çavuşumuza Allah’tan rahmet, yaralanan Jandarma Yarbayımıza acil şifa, şehitlerimizin aileleri ve aziz milletimize başsağlığı diliyorum. 🇹🇷
Did you know last year Turkey welcomed the highest number of tourists ever on record? With over 52 million tourists in 2019, Turkey became the sixth most visited country in the world, according to recently revealed figures by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
Why don't you discover it for yourself this year?
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Getting ready for the 7th #IstanbulMediationConference. Mark 17 September 2020 and watch the conference live on youtube.com/user/TCDisisle… (1 pm – 7 pm, GMT +3) #mediationforpeace #istanbulmediation
Eğitime erişim her çocuğun vazgeçilmez hakkıdır. #Katar sayesinde, 9 Eylül #EğitimiSaldırıdanKoruma Uluslararası Günü. Ortak sunucu olarak #Türkiye tüm ülkeleri gelecek nesillere güvenli&kaliteli eğitim sağlamaya davet ediyor.
Access to education is an inalienable right of every child. Thanks to #Qatar, Sept 9 is the International Day to #ProtectEducationfromAttack. As a co-sponsor, #Turkey invites all countries to provide safe&quality education to next generations. #UniteToProtect
98 yıl önce bugün sadece #İzmir değil tüm Anadolu Yunan zulmünden kurtuldu. #Yunanistan tazminata mahkum oldu. O zaman da başkalarına güvenenlerin sonu hüsran oldu. Başta Gazi Mustafa Kemal #Atatürk, Kurtuluş Savaşımızın tüm şehit ve gazilerini saygı ve rahmetle anıyorum. 🇹🇷
Happy birthday to Aziz Sancar, born on 8 September 1946 in southeast Turkey.
Living cells have DNA molecules that carry an organism's genes. For the organism to live and develop, its DNA cannot change. DNA molecules are not completely stable, and they can be damaged. In 1983, through studies of bacteria, Sancar showed how certain protein molecules, or repair enzymes, repair DNA damaged by ultraviolet (UV) light. These discoveries have increased our understanding of how the living cell works, the causes of cancer and ageing processes.
In 2015 he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Tomas Lindahl and Paul Modrich "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair."
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30 Ağustos Zafer Bayramımız Kutlu Olsun! 🇹🇷 👏
30 Ağustos zaferinin 98. yıldönümünde Cumhuriyetimizin kurucusu Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk'ü, aziz şehitlerimizi ve tüm gazilerimizi rahmet, minnet ve saygıyla anıyoruz. 30 Ağustos Zafer Bayramımız Kutlu Olsun!
Salgın öncesinde 2019 yılındaki etkinliğimizden görüntüler 👇
Türkiye'den ABD'ye Tıbbi Malzeme Yardımı / Turkey's Donation of Medical Supplies to U.S. 🇹🇷️🇺🇸
ABD’nin #KOVİD19 salgınıyla mücadelesine destek olmak amacıyla, Cumhurbaşkanımız Sayın Recep Tayyip Erdoğan'ın talimatlarıyla Vaşington’a gönderilen tıbbi yardım malzemelerini taşıyan askeri uçağımız 28 Nisan Salı günü Joint Base Andrews üssüne indi.
Yardım kolilerinin içinde 500,000 cerrahi maske, 4,000 koruyucu önlük, 2,000 litre dezenfektan, 1,500 koruyucu gözlük, 400 adet N-95 maske ve 500 yüz koruma maskesi bulunmaktadır.
"Ümitsizliğin ardında nice ümitler var, karanlığın ardında nice güneşler var" -Rumi
Türkiye bu zorlu günlerde NATO müttefiki ABD’nin yanındadır. 🇹🇷️🇺🇸
With the instructions of H.E. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on Tuesday, April 28 2020, our military plane carrying medical supplies landed at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, D.C in order to support US' fight against the #COVID19 pandemic.
The shipment includes 500,000 surgical masks, 4,000 overalls, 2,000 liters of disinfectant, 1,500 goggles, 400 N-95 masks and 500 face shields.
"After hopelessness, there is so much hope, and after darkness, there is the much brighter sun" - Rumi
Turkey stands in solidarity with our NATO ally U.S during these difficult days.
sağlık çalışanlarımızın burada da gururla anlattığımız cansiperane gayretlerini tüm kalbimizle alkışlıyoruz.
Sayın Bakanım Dr. Fahrettin Koca çağrınıza ABD’nde Türkiye’yi yaşayan ve yaşatmaya çalışan T.C. Houston Başkonsolosluğu mensupları olarak bizler de uyuyor ve değerli sağlık çalışanlarımızın burada da gururla anlattığımız cansiperane gayretlerini tüm kalbimizle alkışlıyoruz.
Türkiye'nin görme engelli ilk dağcısı
Bayrağımızı zirveye taşımak için hiçbir engel tanımayan sporcularımızı tebrik ediyoruz.
19 Mayıs Atatürk'ü Anma, Gençlik ve Spor Bayramımızı kutluyoruz 👏
Did you know Turkey attracts 42 million yearly tourists, making it the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world? 🥳🇹🇷
Keep your best memories of Turkey alive #VisitTurkey 🇹🇷👇
Bosnian mothers unite with mothers in Diyarbakır
The grief of losing children has united Bosnia with Diyarbakır, the Turkish city where mothers have been staging sit-ins for the return of their children abducted by PKK terrorists
PYD/YPG’s human rights violations
There has been growing evidence about PYD/YPG’s human rights violations such as recruiting child soldiers, intimidating dissidents, demographic engineering and forced conscription in areas under its control. Local population’s grievances against PYD/YPG’s tyrannical rule has been on constant rise.
Through tunnels dug by PYD/YPG along the bordering areas in this region, explosives and ammunition have been smuggled to Turkey to be handed over to the PKK terrorist organization.
Our resolve to fight against these terrorist organizations is firm. It is with this understanding that we have given our full support to all international efforts to this end since day one.
America's ill-conceived policy to arm one terrorist group to fight another
“It was an ill-conceived policy to arm one terrorist group to fight another. And I think its time you stopped this policy. We’re very disappointed that you’re still working with the #YPG outside the zone of our operation.”
Unmasking the acronyms PKK - YPG/PYD
This is the terrorist organization Turkey is fighting against in NE Syria. Instead of standing by its NATO ally in its fight against these terrorists, the US is in the process of imposing sanctions on Turkey.
Turkey has always supported international efforts to eradicate terrorism. As an active member of the Global Coalition against DEASH since its inception, Turkey fought against the terror group in Syria more than any other country and paid the heaviest price. Turkey was the only country engaging in chest-to-chest combat against DEASH terrorists in Syria.
Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, PYD/YPG terrorist organization has oppressed and intimidated the local population, the Syrian Kurds in particular, and forcibly displaced them. This counter-terrorism operation is intended also to facilitate the returns of Syrians who had been displaced due to acts of PYD/YPG amounting to crimes against humanity, including ethnic cleansing.
Our main expectation from the international community, particularly from our Allies, is to support our fight against terrorism. As it did in the past, Turkey will continue to firmly counter all kinds of terrorist organizations.
Turkish Red Crescent provides aid to Syrian border town Tal Abyad
Turkish Red Crescent provides aid to Syrian border town Tal Abyad. The city center of the Tal Abyad district was cleared of YPG/PKK terrorists as part of our ongoing #OperationPeaceSpring and Tal Abyad was liberated from a five-year occupation by DAESH and YPG/PKK terrorists.
Origins of the bogus name #SDF
No need for further proof that the bogus name SDF was created by those aiding the YPG=PKK to give them ‘legitimacy’. This was the twisted plan to carve a terrorist enclave on our doorstep.
#OperationPeaceSpring prevents this.
A Syrian man who was forcibly recruited by YPG/PKK terrorists has spoken out after surrendering to Turkish forces
“They said, ‘You have to join us, or we will kill you and your father.’”
A Syrian man who was forcibly recruited by YPG/PKK terrorists has spoken out after surrendering to Turkish forces.
Turkey rejects the false equation of Syrian Kurds with the terrorist group PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the YPG/PYD, the target of a Turkish anti-terror operation in northern Syria.
Misinformation campaign about Turkey’s #OperationPeaceSpring
This ABC News report claiming Turkey is ‘bombing Kurd civilians’ is just the latest example of the surge in fake news about Turkey’s #OperationPeaceSpring in this country.
Senator Lindsey Graham's comments about YPG Kurds
"Your YPG Kurdish problem is a real problem. I told President Trump that Obama made a huge mistake in relying on YPG Kurds. Now we have to make sure that Turkey is protected from this threat in Syria"
- Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Misinformation campaign perpetuated by pro-terrorist PKK/YPG/PYD social media accounts
A deliberate misinformation campaign is being perpetuated by pro-terrorist PKK/YPG/PYD social media accounts, which disseminate falsified photos in an effort to mislead international public.
Know your facts.
Facts about #OperationPeaceSpring and the PKK/YPG Terrorist Group
Facts about #OperationPeaceSpring and the PKK/YPG Terrorist Group
1. The PKK and its affiliates are designated terrorist organisations by the US State Department and CIA, the European Union as well as Turkey and a host of allies.
Turkey has confronted the particularly vicious terrorism of the PKK since the mid-1980s. The scope of the conflict has claimed the lives of nearly 40,000 between 1984 and 2018 alone.
Over recent years, the conflict has intensified with the organisation’s growth and regional proliferation. Its most recent offshoot and established affiliate, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), founded in 2011 shortly after the beginning of the Syrian civil war, offered a new transnational reach to the terrorist organisation.
2. Turkey is home to the largest ethnic Kurdish population in the world. The PKK doesn’t represent even a tiny fraction of Kurds. Through Operation Peace Spring, Turkey is attacking the PKK and its affiliate groups not Kurds.
3. The YPG and its parent organisation, the PYD, have committed extensive war crimes.
With the emergence of Daesh in Syria in 2014, the YPG was quick to try to claim legitimacy in its fight against the terrorist group, while benefiting from the Syrian regime’s intentional policy of non-interference.
The use of Daesh to legitimise the YPG was mostly self-serving, underlying the express goal of expanding control of territories in North Syria.
Through careful review of eyewitness accounts and satellite imagery, as documented by human rights organizations including Amnesty International, the PYD/YPG was found guilty of deliberate displacement of thousands of civilians, and razing entire villages.
In some instances, the YPG forced out Arab and Turkmen villagers in areas they laid claim to, with documented threats of providing their coordinates to the United States as targets for bombardment or the outright burning of houses.
“They pulled us out of our homes and began burning the home… they brought the bull
Turkey’s intention is clear:
▪️To dismantle the terrorist corridor on our border.
▪️To fight against PKK, which is the enemy of Kurdish people.
▪️To combat DEASH and prevent its resurgence.
Beauty that will make your head spin... Mesmerizing domes are waiting for you so what are you waiting for? #VisitTurkey Home of Beauty 🇹🇷
Beauty that will make your head spin
Turkey's mesmerizing domes are waiting for you
#VisitTurkey Home of Beauty 🇹🇷
Houston's Turkish Film Festival
This year's Turkish Film Festival will premiere with 'Sibel'
with an introduction and post-film Q&A led by directors.
Twenty-five-year-old Sibel lives in a remote mountain village overlooking the Black Sea with her sister and father, the mayor. Sibel is mute, but she communicates by using an ancestral whistled language that transforms the syllables of Turkish into varied-pitch frequencies and melodic lines. Rejected by her fellow neighbors for her refusal to speak and her fierce independence, Sibel hunts the neighboring forest daily for a mythical wolf said to be frightening the villagers. In the process, she crosses paths with an injured fugitive who alters Sibel’s view of herself and the future. Sibel won awards for best film, actress, and supporting actor at 2018’s Adana Film Festival.
“For hundreds of years, this whistled form of communication has been critical for the farming community in the region, allowing complex conversations over long distances and facilitating animal herding. The increasing use of mobile phones is a key threat to its survival.” —New York Times
The film was released in early 2019 and it is in the final selection of the Golden Globes 👏
Friday, October 11, at 7 p.m at MFAH 🎬