Saturday, July 16, 2016

President Obama Voices Strong Support For Turkish President Erdogan

Politico: Obama rejects attempted military coup in Turkey

The president pledged to 'support the democratically elected government of Turkey' as Washington gaped at the dramatic events in a key NATO ally.

President Barack Obama called on all parties to "support the democratically elected government of Turkey" on Friday after an attempted military coup in the country, a strategically located but fickle NATO ally whose cooperation is crucial to defeating the Islamic State terrorist network.

Obama's view was announced in a readout of his call with Secretary of State John Kerry.

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WNU Editor: Turkey is a vital ally in the Middle East. President Obama may not personally like Turkish Presdient Erdogan, but a coup would only further destabilise a region that is now gripped in violence and war.

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