Secretary Blinken’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Fidan

Office of the Spokesperson
October 7, 2023

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. The two discussed the unprecedented scale and brutality of the Hamas attacks on Israeli territory. The Secretary underlined the United States’ support for Israel’s right to defend itself and encouraged Türkiye’s engagement.