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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Meeting with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey

President Obama and Prime Minister Erdogan met today on the margins of the G-20 in Los Cabos to continue their close consultation on a wide range of issues. They discussed the importance of moving toward a political transition in Syria that ends bloodshed and brings about a government that reflects the will of the Syrian people.  They also discussed the situation in Iraq, and agreed on their support for its unity. They reviewed the need to enhance counterterrorism cooperation. They also noted the upcoming Framework for Strategic Economic and Commercial Cooperation (FSECC) meeting in Ankara,  which will advance commercial ties between our countries to the benefit of both of our peoples.