Secretary Blinken’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Fidan

Office of the Spokesperson
October 15, 2023

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke via phone yesterday with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. The two discussed diplomatic efforts to prevent the conflict from widening and to minimize the humanitarian costs of the war. The Secretary reiterated the need for Hamas to halt all violent attacks and free hostages immediately.