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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with Turkish President Erdogan

The President called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last night to discuss Syria, particularly the situation in Kobani, and steps that could be taken to counter ISIL advances.  The President expressed appreciation for Turkey hosting over a million refugees, including thousands from Kobani.  The two leaders pledged to continue to work closely together to strengthen cooperation against ISIL.  They also discussed the need for continuing close cooperation on efforts to consolidate peace and stability in Afghanistan.