Statement of Condolence to the Greek and Turkish Victims of the October 30 Earthquake
I wish to express my sincere condolences to the people of Greece and Turkey for the losses suffered in Izmir, Chios, and Samos and the surrounding areas due to the earthquake in the Aegean on October 30, 2020. We mourn the loss of life in both countries and stand by them as they continue to search for survivors and rebuild after this tragic event. The United States is heartened by the cooperation and communication between Greece and Turkey in their response to this tragic event.
Ambassador James S. Gilmore III