People across U.S. rush to aid Türkiye, Syria

In Medford, Massachusetts, boxes of winter clothing, baby formula, hygiene products and other supplies pile up at the Freerange Market, a gathering place for Turkish immigrants near Boston. The supplies are headed to survivors of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit southeastern Türkiye and northern Syria on February 6. Hundreds of people have donated more ... Read More»

Blinken pledges continued U.S. support for Türkiye, Syria

The United States will continue to support the people of Türkiye and Syria as they recover from devastating earthquakes, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a visit to the hard-hit region. “The United States is here, we stand strongly with the people of Türkiye and the people of Syria,” Blinken said February 19 at Incirlik ... Read More»

U.S. Assistance to Emergency Earthquake Response Efforts in Türkiye and Syria

The February 6 earthquakes that struck southeastern Türkiye and northern Syria have devastated millions of people.  Within hours of the first quake, the United States, at the direction of President Biden, quickly mobilized federal agencies and partners to urgently provide life-saving assistance in close coordination with our NATO Ally Türkiye and partner organizations in Syria. Read More»

Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

The United States expresses our deep sadness at the tragic loss of life and destruction across Türkiye and Syria from today’s earthquakes. We extend our condolences to the families of those affected and are assessing our comprehensive response options. I have directed my team to remain in close contact with our Turkish allies and our ... Read More»
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