Office of the Spokesperson
October 6, 2023
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister underscored that the United States and Türkiye share a common objective of defeating terrorist threats. Regardless of where the threats are based—in Syria, Iraq, or elsewhere—they undermine the security of the United States, Türkiye, and our Allies. The Secretary highlighted the need to coordinate and deconflict our activities.