May 4, 2020
Press Release

Today, Co-Chairs of the Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Congressman Steve Chabot (R-O.H.), Congressman Gerald Connolly (D-V.A.), and Congressman Steve Cohen (D-T.N.) released the following statements on sending a letter to Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kılıç, thanking him and Turkey for providing medical supplies to the United States: 

"Last week, a Turkish military plane carrying thousands of donated medical supplies landed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland with thousands of important supplies to aid the U.S. in combating the coronavirus," Congressman Wilson said. "I am grateful to our NATO ally Turkey and Ambassador Serdar Kılıç for their generosity. Through this continued collaboration, we will protect the citizens of Turkey and America from the devastation of this pandemic."

“As Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, I thank Turkey for last week’s generous donations of hundreds of thousands of masks, tens of thousands of protective coveralls, and hundreds of gallons of disinfectant," Congressman Chabot said. "This personal protective equipment will help keep our frontline healthcare professionals safe as they battle COVID-19. Many thanks to our NATO ally.”

"We appreciate Turkey's donation of critical medical supplies that will help protect our healthcare professionals on the frontlines from this deadly virus,” Congressman Connolly said. During this unprecedented pandemic, global cooperation and generosity is essential to meet acute needs in the United States and around the world."

“I appreciate Turkey’s donation of much-needed medical supplies to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis,” Congressman Cohen said. “Our NATO allies stand shoulder to shoulder with us on the battlefield and I am glad that they are doing so in this battle as well.”

Read the full text of the letter here