February 6, 2023
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to express condolences for the terrible loss of life from today’s earthquakes. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu discussed ways the United States and our partners could best assist. Secretary Blinken confirmed our initial assistance response was already underway and pledged to do all that we can in coordination with Türkiye to assist the victims of the earthquake in both Türkiye and Syria.