World Bulletin/News Desk
US President Barack Obama has asked for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's help in showing reaction to violence following angry protests that targeted American diplomatic missions over a film that insulted and degraded the Prophet Muhammad, a White House spokesperson said Friday.
"President Obama has sent a personal message to the prime minister to request his help in voicing reaction to violence," Jay Carney told a daily press briefing.
Erdogan strongly condemned on Thursday the attack on Benghazi consulate, saying, "we are against such incidents. We have let our colleagues know that we were ready to take any mutual steps in this issue."
US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American diplomats were killed in an attack on US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Protestors also stormed US offices in Yemen, Egypt and Sudan in reaction to the inflammatory movie.
Turkish premier Davutoglu condemns attacks on civilians amid peace talks
'No one should assume that just because Turkey is taking in all the refugees that it should be expected to shoulder the refugee issue alone,' Turkish PM warns
Turkish Prime Minister says Turkey and Germany are to work together for NATO involvement in curbing refugee flow
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has said Turkey did not have option to say 'no' to refugees fleeing from bombardments in Syria and Iraq
'We are not in a position to tell them not to come. If we do, we would be abandoning them to their deaths,' says deputy PM
'If they reached our door and have no other choice, if necessary, we have to and will let our brothers in,' President Erdogan says
Erdogan says western powers 'ignore' terrorist actions perpetrated by armed wing of PKK’s Syrian affiliate
Iraqi citizens will no longer be able to enter Turkey with a sticker visa, and instead will need to apply for an electronic or paper visa
'I find this Russian statement laughable... rather it is Russia that is currently engaged in an invasion of Syria,' Turkish president says
Plan includes 'comprehensive democratic reform', greater powers for local administrations and economic measures
Erdogan says Syrians will continue to flee country unless Russian and regime airstrikes cease
Leaders of governments, NGOs and members of civil society met in London on Thursday to raise funds for those affected by crisis in Syria
MPs from all parties meet to reform Turkey’s military-era constitution
‘We have to be shoulder to shoulder against those who are committing war crimes,’ PM Davutoglu says at Syria Donors Conference in London
Turkey recalled its ambassador in April last year, days away from the 100th anniversary of what the pope described as 'the first genocide of the 20th century'
'An agreement could not be reached on the itinerary for the reconnaissance flight requested by the Russian Federation for 2-5 February 2016,' foreign ministry says