Office of the Spokesperson
March 16, 2022
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Cavusoglu discussed the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine and ongoing diplomatic efforts to stop President Putin’s war of choice. The Secretary provided an update on U.S. support to the people of Ukraine and efforts to hold Putin accountable for his unprovoked and brutal war. Secretary Blinken thanked Turkey for its commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as Turkey’s efforts to assist Ukraine in its time of need.