Turkish President Erdoğan discusses ISIL with Obama, Biden
NEW YORK - Anadolu Agency
Turkish President Erdoğan met with US VP Biden in New York, Sept. 26, following a phone meeting with President Obama. AA PhotoThe presidents of Turkey and the U.S. discussed the threat of terror groups and the Syrian crisis Sept. 25, according to Turkish officials.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Barack Obama spoke via phone before Erdoğan met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at a New York hotel on the sidelines of the U.N. Summit, Turkish sources close to the president said.
The two leaders emphasized the partnership between Turkey and the U.S. in fighting terrorist organizations in the region, including the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Erdoğan and Obama also agreed to remain in close contact concerning the ongoing terrorist crisis in the Middle East, the source said.
The meeting between Biden and Erdoğan was closed to the press and both meetings were initiated by the Americans, according to reports.