List of ambassadors of the United States to Turkey

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Ambassador of the United States to Turkey
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David M. Satterfield

since August 28, 2019
NominatorThe President of the United States
Inaugural holderGeorge W. Erving
as Chargé d'Affaires
WebsiteU.S. Embassy - Ankara

The United States has maintained many high level contacts with Turkey since the 19th century.

Ottoman Empire[edit]

Chargé d'Affaires[edit]

Minister Resident[edit]

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary[edit]

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary[edit]

The Ottoman Empire severed diplomatic relations with the United States on April 20, 1917, after the United States declared war against Germany on April 4, 1917. Normal diplomatic relations were re-established with the Empire's successor state, Turkey, in 1927.[2]

Republic of Turkey[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "President Benjamin Harrison Names Solomon Hirsch Minister to Turkey". Shapell Manuscript Collection. Shapell Manuscript Foundation.
  2. ^ "Turkey". Diplomatic History of the United States. U. S. Department of State. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  3. ^ "Former Ambassadors". U. S. Embassy & Consulates in Turkey. Archived from the original on 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-10-18.

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