Japan-Turkey Relations

February 17, 2023

On February 17, commencing at 6 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit telephone talk with H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, President of the Republic of Türkiye. The summary of the talk is as follows.

  1. Regarding earthquake occurred on February 6 in southeastern Türkiye, which caused a large number of casualties, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his heartfelt condolences to those who lost their lives and conveyed his sympathies to those affected.
  2. Prime Minister Kishida also conveyed that, in addition to Japan’s assistance so far in the wake of the earthquake, including the deployment of the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Urban Search and Rescue Team and Medical Team as well as provision of emergency relief goods, Japan is going to provide emergency assistance on a scale of $8.5 million and additional provision of emergency relief goods for Türkiye.
  3. President Erdoğan expressed his deep gratitude for Japan’s assistance.
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