On October 12, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release:"Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin today traveled to Istanbul, Turkey where they met with Turkish private sector representatives and local business leaders to discuss initiatives to facilitate trade and travel, while strengthening security. 'When we look at the long history of U.S.-Turkish friendship and cooperation, we find a strong foundation on which to build,' said Secretary Napolitano. 'Both of our nations understand the importance of partnering on multilateral initiatives to strengthen aviation security and protect the global supply chain, which are crucial to economic prosperity in our interconnected world.'"
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/