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

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (L) shakes hands with US President Barak Obama (R) during the G20 Leaders Summit wellcoming cerenomy on November 15,2015 in Antalya. | Photo- AFP
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (L) shakes hands with US President Barak Obama (R) during the G20 Leaders Summit wellcoming cerenomy on November 15,2015 in Antalya. | Photo- AFP

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Barack Obama on March 31 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 ISIL,” it said, using an acronym for Islamic State.

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