President Erdoğan’s Phone Conversation with U.S. President Obama

04.01.2017

Press release on the phone conversation between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Barack Obama of the U.S.:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Barack Obama of the U.S. had a phone conversation this evening.

U.S. President Obama expressed his condolences for those killed in the terrorist attack, carried out by DAESH on New Year’s Eve in Ortaköy, Istanbul, as well as the terrorist attack by the PKK against military personnel on December 17 in Kayseri. U.S. President Obama also wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.

The two leaders underscored that Turkey and the United States will continue to work together in the fight against terror.

U.S. President Obama voiced his appreciation over Turkey’s efforts with regional actors to facilitate a nation-wide ceasefire in Syria and the commencement of political negotiations between the regime and the opposition.

President Erdoğan and U.S. President Obama discussed the recent developments in the fight against DAESH in Iraq and Syria and agreed on the need that Turkey and the United States continue to work together in close cooperation.

The two leaders also discussed the Cyprus issue and expressed hope that the ongoing negotiation process will result in the unification of the island through a bizonal and bicommunal solution.

Respectfully announced to the public.