THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2014
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the President’s Meeting with President Erdogan
The President met with Turkish President Erdogan today in Newport, Wales, where both leaders were attending the NATO Summit. They exchanged views on how best to cooperate in the struggle against ISIL and violent extremism in Iraq and Syria, and on the need for strengthened measures against foreign fighters transiting to and from the battlefield. They discussed the urgent need for effective pressure and diplomacy aimed at bringing to an end the conflicts in Ukraine and Libya. The President and President Erdogan also discussed the importance of building tolerant and inclusive societies and combating the scourge of anti-Semitism.