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US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Tweets His Departure To Earthquake Ravaged Nation Turkey

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After attending Munich Security Conference in Germany, US State Secretary, Antony Blinken on Sunday departed for his visit to earthquake-hit Turkey.

AS per ANI report, “As I depart Munich, I am motivated by the accomplishments our Allies and partners have made in support of Ukraine through collective unity, action, and sacrifice. We will remain unified and see victory for Ukrainians fighting for their country’s fate. My next stop is Turkiye,” tweeted Blinken.

Blinken will visit the Incirlik air base, through which aid is flowing, and then hold talks with senior Turkish officials in the capital Ankara, the US State Department announced.

“Secretary Blinken will visit Incirlik Air Base in Turkiye on February 19 to see firsthand US efforts to assist the Turkish authorities responding to the devastation caused by the February 6 earthquakes,” read the statement of US State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

He also informed that Blinken will then travel to Ankara, where he will meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and other senior Turkish officials “to discuss continued US support to Turkiye and the Turkish people after the devastating earthquakes, as well as ways to further strengthen our partnership with Turkiye as a valued NATO Ally.”

Secretary Blinken will also thank the Government of Turkiye for its support for cross-border aid to affected areas of Syria.

Blinken is traveling to Germany, Turkey, and Greece from February 16-22, 2023.

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