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Erdoğan, Obama discuss Syria in detail, agree to send aid to opposition
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03/25/2012 06:17 PM
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Barack Obama, two leading critics of the brutal Syrian regime, have agreed on a course of action in Syria, before the critical upcoming İstanbul meeting on Syria on April 1st.
The two leaders held a long discussion on Sunday before an international nuclear security summit in the South Korean capital of Seoul, focusing on Syria.
Appearing in a joint press conference in Seoul on Sunday morning with Erdoğan, Obama said that the political developments in Syria dominated the meeting's agenda. He said they are “very much in agreement” that a transition to a legitimate government in Syria is needed.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu; Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Deputy Chairman Ömer Çelik, who is responsible for external affairs; National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan; and Deputy Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar accompanied Erdoğan to the meeting, which lasted one-and-a-half hours.
[link to www.todayszaman.com]