U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN
Turkish National Day
October 29, 2022
On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Türkiye on the anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye 99 years ago.
The relationship between Türkiye and the United States is vital and grounded in the deep cultural and commercial ties between our two countries, as well as our work together as NATO Allies in furtherance of regional and global peace, security, and prosperity. We appreciate Türkiye’s steadfast commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity amid Russia’s ongoing aggression.
On this special day, we join with our Turkish friends in celebration and are grateful for our longstanding and close ties.
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