FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Is Istanbul the capital of Turkey?
A: No, Ankara is. Istanbul is, however, a major city, with a rich history. Formerly known as Byzantion and Constantinople, it was once the seat of power for three empires.
Q: Do you work for the Turkish goverment?
A: No, I have no connection with the Republic of Turkey, nor do I hold any political alliance. This is a non-profit website, run by volunteers. If you would like to contact Ambassador Baki Ilkin, the Turkish Ambassador to the United States, write to:
2525 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
If you would like to contact Ambassador Robert Pearson, the US Ambassador to Turkey, write to:
PSC 93, Box 5000, APO AE 09823 or to the Embassy at:
110 Ataturk Boulevard, Kavaklidere 06100, Ankara, Turkey.
Q: Where can I write to for vital records?
A: Try the Social Security Administration (SSA) at their website
or at their mailing address as follows:
Social Security Administration
Office of Central Records Operations
P.O. Box 17772
300 N. Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21290.
The SSA code for Turkey is 830.