Erdogan, Obama hold talks on sidelines of nuke summit

18:45, 01 April 2016
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The leaders of Turkey and the U.S. on Thursday discussed bilateral cooperation and regional security at a meeting following a dinner to kick off a global nuclear summit, the White House said, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

The White House meeting on the margins of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit also addressed counterterrorism and migration, AA wrote.

Obama extended condolences to Erdogan for victims of recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, according to a White House statement that said the American leader reaffirmed support "for Turkey's security" and both countries' "mutual struggle against terrorism."

Read alsoErdogan: Attacks like Ankara blast will not weaken Turkey's resolveDuring the 50-minute talk Erdogan and Obama also discussed how to advance shared efforts to eliminate the Daesh militant group.

The Turkish president on Friday is expected to hold separate bilateral meeting with other world leaders, his office said.

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