Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 28, 2011


On October 31, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the opening dinner of the 2011 Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkey Relations, hosted by the American-Turkish Council. The event will be held at the Washington Ritz-Carlton Hotel, located at 1150 22nd Street. Secretary Clinton’s remarks will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.

The theme of the 30th Annual Conference is "Honoring the Past, Building for the Future." The conference is the largest annual gathering of public officials and private business people dedicated to the promotion of a strong U.S.-Turkey relationship. The American-Turkish Council expects several hundred Turkish and American government, business and military leaders will attend.

In addition to Secretary Clinton, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, and Minister of National Defense Ismet Yilmaz will deliver remarks.

More information about the conference is available at www.the-atc.org.

Secretary Clinton’s remarks will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Pre-set time: 6:00 p.m.
Final access time: 7:00 p.m.

PRESS CONTACT:

American-Turkish Council
Director of Commercial Programs & Government Affairs
Ayse Sumer
asumer@the-atc.org

202-783 0483
Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2011/1833