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Name Locale Remarks Date
John Foster Dulles Ankara, Istanbul Met with President Bayer, Prime Minister Menderes, and senior Turkish officials. May 25–27, 1953
John Foster Dulles Ankara Attended Baghdad Pact Ministerial Meeting. January 26–30, 1958
Christian Archibald Herter Istanbul Attended NATO Ministerial Meeting. April 30–May 4, 1960
David Dean Rusk Ankara Attended CENTO Ministerial Council Meeting. April 26–29, 1961
David Dean Rusk Ankara Met with President Gursel, Premier Inonu, and senior Turkish officials. April 27–28, 1963
David Dean Rusk Ankara Attended CENTO Ministerial Council Meeting. April 19–22, 1966
William Pierce Rogers Ankara Attended CENTO Ministerial Meeting. April 29–May 1, 1971
Henry A Kissinger Ankara Met with Prime Minister Ecevit and senior Turkish officials. March 10–11, 1975
Henry A Kissinger Ankara Attended CENTO Ministerial Meeting. May 21–23, 1975
Cyrus Roberts Vance Ankara Met with Prime Minister Ecevit and senior Turkish officials. January 20–21, 1978
Edmund Sixtus Muskie Ankara Attended NATO Ministerial Meeting. June 25–26, 1980
Alexander Meigs Haig Ankara Official visit. Met with President Evren and senior Turkish officials. May 13–15, 1982
George Pratt Shultz Istanbul, Ankara Discussed economic and defense matters with Prime Minister Ozal and senior Turkish officials. March 22–25, 1986
James Addison Baker Ankara Met with Prime Minister Ozal and Foreign Minister Yilmaz. February 14, 1989
James Addison Baker Ankara Met with President Ozal and senior Turkish officials. August 8–9, 1990
James Addison Baker Ankara Met with President Ozal. November 7, 1990
James Addison Baker Incirlik, Ankara Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with President Ozal and Foreign Minister Alptemocin. January 12–13, 1991
James Addison Baker Ankara Met with President Ozal and senior Turkish officials. March 16, 1991
James Addison Baker Ankara, Diyarbakir, Cukurca, Uzumlu Discussed emergency aid to Kurdish refugees with President Ozal; visited refugee camps. April 7–8, 1991
Warren Minor Christopher Ankara, Istanbul Met with President Demirel and senior Turkish officials. June 12–14, 1993
Warren Minor Christopher Istanbul Attended NATO and NACC Ministerial Meetings. June 8–10, 1994
Madeleine Korbel Albright Istanbul, Izmit Discussed disaster relief with Foreign Minister Cem. September 5, 1999
Madeleine Korbel Albright Ankara, Ephesus, Istanbul Accompanied President Clinton on a State visit; attended OSCE Summit meeting in Istanbul. November 14–19, 1999
Colin Luther Powell Ankara Met with Foreign Minister Cem and senior officials. December 5, 2001
Colin Luther Powell Ankara Discussed the conflict in Iraq and economic aid with senior Turkish officials. April 1–2, 2003
Colin Luther Powell Ankara, Istanbul Accompanied President Bush to the NATO Summit meeting in Istanbul. June 26–29, 2004
Condoleezza Rice Ankara Met with Foreign Minister Gul and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. February 5–6, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Ankara Met with Foreign Minister Gul. April 25–26, 2006
Condoleezza Rice Ankara, Istanbul Met with President Gul, Prime Minister Erdogan, and Foreign Minister Babacan.  Attended an expanded ministerial meeting of countries adjoining Iraq in Istanbul. November 2–3, 2007
Hillary Rodham Clinton Ankara Met with Foreign Minister Babacan. March 7, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton Istanbul Attended a Libya Contact Group meeting. Met with President Gul, Prime Minister Erdogan, and Foreign Minister Davutoglu. Attended a meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on combating religious intolerance. July 15–17, 2011
Hillary Rodham Clinton Istanbul Attended the second meeting of the “Friends of the Syrian People.” Met with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu, Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby, and the Syrian National Council. March 31–April 1, 2012
Hillary Rodham Clinton Istanbul Met with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter. Co-chaired the Global Counterterrorism Forum. June 7, 2012
Hillary Rodham Clinton Istanbul Met with President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, and Syrian activists and refugees. August 11–12, 2012
John Forbes Kerry Ankara Met with President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu. Discussed the Syrian crisis. March 1–2, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Istanbul Met with Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu. April 7, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Istanbul Met with Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu and attended a ministerial meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People Core Group. Also met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. April 20–21, 2013
John Forbes Kerry Ankara Met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu, and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. September 12–13, 2014
John Forbes Kerry Antalya Attended a NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting. May 12–13, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Antalya Attended the G-20 Leadership Summit. November 15–16, 2015