White House: Obama, Turkey's Erdogan discuss security in meeting

By REUTERS
April 1, 2016 05:50

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Thursday reaffirmed the US commitment to Turkey's security during a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, while also discussing both countries' efforts to fight Islamic State, the White House said.

"The president extended condolences to President Erdogan on behalf of the American people for those killed and injured in today's terrorist attack in Diyarbakir, and reaffirmed the support of the United States for Turkey's security and our mutual struggle against terrorism," the White House said.

"The leaders also discussed how to advance our shared effort to degrade and destroy ISIS," it said, using an acronym for Islamic State


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