US carrier in Mediterranean ready to assist Türkiye with earthquake response
The development came after southern Turkish provinces were hit by strong earthquakes Monday.
“So we're trying to do everything we can to lean forward, responsive to their request, and help them as they try to save lives,” he told reporters at a news conference.
Adding that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) search and rescue teams sent to Türkiye with a C-17 plane, he said: “Those teams arrived on February 8, and will soon again aiding the relief efforts there.”
“EUCOM (US European Command) is actively working to pre position additional assets to support the relief efforts and respond to any new requests from the Turkish government,” he said. “We offer our sincere condolences, and we'll stand with our allies that work to save lives and recover from this terrific disaster.”