Turkish and U.S. officials have been talking about a number of options to provide assistance to Georgia, a U.S. Embassy spokesperson in Ankara said on Saturday.
"We have been looking at a number of options and talking to the Turks about a number of options to provide assistance to the Georgians", said Kathy Schallow.
Earlier, a U.S. daily claimed that Ankara had not cleared U.S. naval hospital ships USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort to steam to Georgia through the Istanbul Strait (the Bosporus) and the Canakkale Strait (the Dardanelles) that connect the Mediterranean and the Black Seas.
"As far as I understand, there has been no final decision made on sending mercy and comfort", Schallow said. "My understanding is that there is no formal position to send mercy and comfort to Georgia."
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