Turkey–United States relations
The U.S. Congressional Record has recognized Turkey's two separate plane loads of coronavirus gear to help America combat the pandemic.
"I rise to recognize the efforts of one of our allies to assist with our coronavirus response," said congressman Joe Wilson, co-chair of the Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, in an issue on June 5.
Turkey will continue to protect its rights and interests in the Eastern Mediterranean "without any compromise," the country's National Security Council said after a meeting on Tuesday.
The council, chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, also said it would continue providing "military consultancy to Libya's legitimate government."
In a phone call on May 23, the presidents of Turkey and the U.S. stressed bilateral cooperation in the fight against coronavirus.
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump also discussed bilateral relations and regional developments, especially in Syria and Libya, according to a statement by Turkey's Communications Directorate.
The U.S.'s top diplomat and two congressmen have thanked Turkey for sending medical aid to the country to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak.
One day after a Turkish military plane landed in Washington, DC with medical supplies to help combat the disease, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Twitter Sunday that they are grateful to Turkey.
The U.S. ambassador to Ankara on April 28 thanked Turkey for sending medical equipment to the U.S. to help with the country in its fight against the coronavirus.
In a written statement, Ambassador David Satterfield hailed relations between Ankara and Washington, saying that Turkey is one of the most important allies of the U.S.