Office of the Spokesperson
November 6, 2023
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan today in Ankara. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Fidan discussed the Israel-Hamas conflict, including the need to prevent the spread of conflict throughout the region. Both agreed on the critical importance of protecting civilians and ensuring humanitarian assistance reaches civilians in Gaza. The Secretary and Foreign Minister Fidan emphasized the importance of the longstanding U.S.-Turkish cooperation as NATO Allies and Euro-Atlantic security priorities including Sweden’s NATO accession.