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President Obama and Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey Hold a Press Conference

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Following their bilateral meeting, President Obama and Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey held a press conference in the Rose Garden.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey hold a press conference

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey hold a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 16, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Following their bilateral meeting this morning, President Obama and Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey held a press conference in the Rose Garden this afternoon.

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey hold a bilateral meeting

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey hold a bilateral meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, May 16, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The President highlighted three areas of focus the two leaders discussed: expanding trade and investment between the U.S. and Turkey, mutual security, and the issue of Syria.

Read the remarks here or watch the press conference below.

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