The embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission welcomed guests to an evening of arts and culture on Apr. 4. Ambassador and Mrs. Tan were in Turkey with Secretary of State Kerry, who he said had decided to make the country “his second home” on diplomatic missions to the Middle East. The fundraising event for Anatolian Artisans, a non-profit organization assisting low-income craftsmen of Turkey, featured historian, architect and author Gül Irepo?lu who discussed her latest book which highlights jewelry as the most sophisticated indication of social history. Following the program, guests enjoyed a buffet dinner and display of jewelry created by select Turkish designers.