Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
May 18, 2020
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Cavusoglu discussed cooperation to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including the repatriation of both Turkish and U.S. citizens to their home countries, supply chain cooperation, and the NATO Alliance efforts to respond to the pandemic. Secretary Pompeo thanked Turkey for its generous donation of personal protective equipment. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed bilateral relations, including economic and security issues.