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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

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

President Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan met yesterday during the Nuclear Security Summit and affirmed the strategic partnership between their countries.  The leaders discussed their joint interest in achieving the nonproliferation goals of the Summit and in ensuring that Iran does not pose a nuclear threat to the world. 

The President relayed his continuing support and appreciation for Prime Minister Erdogan’s efforts on normalization of relations with Armenia, and encouraged him to continue forward toward ratification of the protocols for the benefit of future generations. 


NOTE: Photo Attached of President Barack Obama as he meets with the Prime Minster Erdogan of Turkey during the Nuclear Security Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., April 13, 2010.  (Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)