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Blinken visits Turkey after earthquake devastation

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Turkey on Sunday to observe firsthand the devastating consequences of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has left more than 46,000 dead and millions homeless in Turkey and neighboring Syria.

While in Turkey, he is expected to meet with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Mevlut Cavusoglu, Blinken’s Turkish counterpart.

The meetings of top US diplomats in Turkey follow a visit to Washington by Cavusoglu last month. The two NATO allies have tried to mend relations over disagreements over Russia’s invasion of Ukrainein addition to offers from Sweden and Finland to join NATO.

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Against all odds, rescuers have continued to recover people from the rubble of the February 6 quake, but the head of the country’s disaster response agency has said their efforts will end on Sunday.

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