Foreign: A Turkish plane was carrying gloves, masks, goggles, hand sanitizers, and protective clothing to the United States this week, according to the US Department of Defense.

Turkey's ambassador and US embassy in the United States appeared with Pentagon officials as the plane landed at Andrews Joint Base in Maryland.

In a statement, Michael C. Ryan, US Under Secretary of Defense for European Policy and NATO, said: "We greatly appreciate Turkey's contribution to the United States and an example of this. "Leading in NATO is the best of allies that help the alliance."