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Readout of the President’s Phone Call with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan

Today, the President called Prime Minister Erdogan to discuss the escalating violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip.  The two leaders shared their concerns about the dangers to civilian populations on both sides and expressed their common desire to see an end to the violence.  The President and Prime Minister agreed that the continued spiral of violence jeopardizes prospects for a durable, lasting peace in the region.  The President underscored his commitment to advancing the goal of Middle East peace. The President’s call to Prime Minister Erdogan follows his outreach to counterparts in Israel and Egypt on November 14.

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