In this 2010 video produced by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Consul General Scott Kilner and Jan Kilner gave an insight to their life, hobbies and interests in Istanbul (in Turkish). Here is an FSO who did an assignment in Turkey as a junior officer, as a midlevel officer and now as a senior Foreign Service officer. One can certainly do a lot worse than that. And the CG residence with the breathtaking view of the Bosphorus is — evet, to die for ςok güzel!
A.B.D. İstanbul Başkonsolosu Scott Kilner ve eşi Jan Kilner bizi Arnavutköy’deki evlerinde ağırladı. Türkiye’ye ilk kez Şubat 1982’de atanan Scott Kilner, “A.B.D. Dışişleri Bakanlığı’nda Türkiye’deki üç görev yerinde de (İstanbul, Ankara, Adana) çalışmış olan tek diplomat benim” diyor.
Scott officiated my wedding at said CGR. Not a bad place to get married. 🙂
Oh that CGR. Wanted to be turned to stone every time so I could watch the water forever.