Carter Meets With Turkish Leaders, Surveys U.S. Embassy Damage, Greets U.S. Troops

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Early morning light falls on Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013, as U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter prepares to meet with Turkish leaders and visit the U.S. Embassy to survey damage from a suicide bomber attack. 
 DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, meets Jess Baily, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. Carter surveyed embassy damage from a suicide bomber attack that killed a guard and expressed his condolences to workers. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, center, salutes guards at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. A fellow guard was killed during a recent attack by a suicide bomber at the embassy. U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone Jr., left, and Jess Baily, right, deputy chief of mission at the embassy, accompanied Carter. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, right, and Jess Baily, left, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, survey damage, Feb. 4, 2013, from a suicide bomber attack at the embassy. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Rubble surrounds the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013, following a recent attack by a suicide bomber. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, right, and Jess Baily, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, survey damage, Feb. 4, 2013, from a suicide bomber attack at the embassy. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, right, and Jess Baily, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, survey damage, Feb. 4, 2013, from a suicide bomber attack at the embassy. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, visits with an employee at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, center, talks to reporters at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013, after surveying damage from a suicide bomber attack at the embassy. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter receives coins from an aide to present to guards at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone Jr., right, express their condolences to guards at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Feb. 4, 2012. The employees lost a fellow guard in a suicide bomber attack at the embassy. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone Jr. meet with U.S. Embassy managers in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone Jr., far right, meet with U.S. Embassy managers in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, signs the guestbook at the Ministry of National Defense as he prepares to meet with Undersecretary of Defense for Industries Murad Bayar, right, in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, right center, meets with Undersecretary of Defense for Industries Murad Bayar, left center, at the Ministry of National Defense in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone Jr. arrive at the Ministry of National Defense to meet with Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, meets with Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz at the Ministry of National Defense in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, meets with Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz at the Ministry of National Defense in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, meets with Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz at the Ministry of National Defense in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, right, talks with his escort as he departs from a meeting with Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz at the Ministry of National Defense in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, center, walks to his plane after visiting Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, greets U.S. Army Col. Stephen Richmond, commander of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, as he arrives at a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. Carter visited the Patriot missile batteries that U.S. forces helped install to deter potential incursions by Syrian forces as Syria continues a two-year long civil war. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. soldiers await the arrival of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter as he visits a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. soldiers await the arrival of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter as he visits a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter speaks to troops as he arrives on a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter speaks to troops as he arrives on a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter listens to a U.S. soldier speak about his role in the installation of Patriot missiles on a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. The soldier is assigned to he 10th Army Air and Missile Command. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter holds up a unit coin after handing out his own coins to U.S. soldiers on a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter poses for a group photo with U.S. soldiers as he visits a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. soldiers cheer as U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter thanks them for their work in helping to install Patriot missile batteries on Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 10th Army Air and Missile Command. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett