Talking Turkey: State Launches New Twitter Account

The State Department has launched a Turkish language Twitter feed.

The @ABDTurk feed joins the Department’s 10 official feeds in Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. These social media accounts serve as a conduit for the U.S. Department of State to inform and engage publics around the world on foreign policy issues.

“The addition of @ABDTurk to our digital diplomacy at U.S. Mission Turkey underscores the high priority that we place on our relationship with Turkey. We are always seeking to expand the ways in which we can inform and engage with the people of Turkey,” said U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr.

To kick-off @ABDTurk, Ricciardone will lead an hour long interview on January 31 at 9 a.m. (EST) on U.S.-Turkey relations. U.S. Mission Turkey will begin accepting questions today on @ABDTurk or at

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