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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Call with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan

The Vice President spoke today with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to follow up on their June 11 conversation. The Vice President and Prime Minister discussed the danger to regional and international security posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). They agreed on the urgent need to unite Iraqis and their leaders against this common threat and discussed the political and security challenges. The Vice President reiterated U.S. support for Turkey’s efforts to bring about the safe return of its citizens.