The most important priority for any nation is ensuring the safety of its citizens. Over the past two days, thanks to Turkey’s great effort to bring Turkish citizens home, we were also able to send more than a hundred American citizens back to their families.
I am grateful to the Government of Turkey’s effort, and particularly to those at Turkish Airlines and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs whose staff helped translate this into a solution for American citizens.
During this unprecedented time, and particularly today, on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, we are reminded that cooperation and coordination are more important than ever. To all those celebrating, I wish you a blessed and easy fast. Hayırlı Ramazanlar!
And to the Americans remaining in Turkey, if you need our help, you can contact us, 24/7, at the email and phone numbers you see on the screen.
Stay safe and healthy, stay home, and all of us, including our Turkish hosts, will get through this together.