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U.S. Secretary of State visits Incirlik AB in support of Türkiye Earthquake Relief

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  • By Senior Airman Joshua T. Crossman
  • 39 Air Base Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken visited Incirlik Air Base, Türkiye, Feb 19, 2023 to see firsthand ongoing relief efforts that support the Turkish authorities response to the Feb. 6, 2023 earthquakes. In the aftermath of the earthquakes, U.S. President Joseph R. Biden directed the heads of Federal agencies across the government to rapidly mobilize to assist the Government of Türkiye and humanitarian partners in Syria. As the president's chief foreign affairs adviser, Secretary Blinken carries out U.S. foreign policies through the Department of State including the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua T. Crossman)