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Press Releases 2011

Ambassador Ricciardone Expresses Condolences After Earthquake in Van

October 23, 2011

The United States is following media reports of the earthquake in Van with great concern.  We have been in touch with the Turkish authorities to offer all possible assistance.

On behalf of the American people, we offer our deepest condolences to the families of those who perished in this disaster and our wishes for a full and speedy recovery for those who were injured.

You are in our thoughts and have our deepest sympathies.  We wish you all a speedy recovery.