US ready to provide assistance for those affected in earthquake
U.S President Joe Biden directed federal government agencies to assess response options to the most affected areas in the Turkey and Syria earthquake that shook the region on Monday morning killing more than 200 people accross countries.
“The United States is profoundly concerned by the reports of the destructive earthquake. We stand ready to provide any and all needed assistance,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said in a statement.
Sullivan’s remarks came as Turkey issued a level-4 alarm, which includes a call for international aid.
Many governments around the world including Russia, France and Israel expressed solidarity with Turkey and offered to provide help.
When asked if Starlink satellites could help Turkey overcome the current communications crisis, Spacex CEO Elon Musk said that Starlink has not yet been approved by the Turkish government and SpaceX could send the satellites as soon as they are approved.