Turkey, US presidents discuss ISIL threat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke separately with US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Turkey, US presidents discuss ISIL threat

World Bulletin / News Desk

The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. discussed the threat of terror groups and the Syrian crisis Thursday, according to Turkish officials.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Barack Obama spoke via phone before Erdogan met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at a New York hotel, Turkish sources close to the president said.

The two leaders emphasized the partnership between Turkey and the U.S. in fighting terrorist organizations in the region, including the ISIL.

Erdogan and Obama also agreed to remain in close contact concerning the ongoing terrorist crisis in the Middle East, the source said.

The meeting between Biden and Erdgoan was closed to the press and both meetings were initiated by the Americans, according to reports. 

Last Mod: 26 Eylül 2014, 10:02
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