Today, President Joseph R. Biden had a conversation with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. He highlighted the commitment of the United States to give whatever necessary aid to our NATO partner Türkiye after this event. President Biden expressed his sympathy to those hurt or who had family members pass away as a result of the quakes, on behalf of all citizens of the United States. He pointed out that American teams are responding quickly to help with Turkey’s search and recovery efforts, as well as manage any other aid needed for those affected by the quakes, such as medical care or essential supplies. The account of the phone call between President Biden and President Erdogan of Turkey was initially announced by the White House.