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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                           (Auburn, New York)
For Immediate Release                                  September 2, 1999

                               FACT SHEET

                  U.S. Humanitarian Relief Efforts for
                       Turkey Earthquake Victims

Since a devastating earthquake struck Turkey August 17, President Clinton has mobilized public and private resources in a broad-ranging effort to help those affected by this disaster. The earthquake caused more than 14,500 deaths and 24,000 injuries, with thousands more still missing. The United States has undertaken the following relief operations: