February 6, 2023
President Joseph R. Biden spoke this afternoon with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Türkiye. He reaffirmed the readiness of the United States to provide any and all needed assistance to our NATO Ally Türkiye in response to this tragedy. President Biden expressed condolences on behalf of the American people to those who were injured or lost loved ones in the earthquakes. He noted that U.S. teams are deploying quickly to support Turkish search and rescue efforts and coordinate other assistance that may be required by people affected by the earthquakes, including health services or basic relief items.