Erdogan & Obama discuss Syria conflict on phone

8.8.2013 – Kurdpress – Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the US President Barack Obama discussed on a Wednesday phone talk the Syria crisis and the latest developments in the country, Belfast Telegraph said.

 They discussed foreign extremists fighting in Syria and the need for the opposition fighting President Bashar Assad to be unified and inclusive.

Violence from Syria’s two-year civil war has been spilling over into Turkey, and the country is also concerned that Syrian Kurds seeking more power could embolden autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebels in Turkey. The two leaders also discussed the unrest in Egypt which has hit the country after the country’s army removed President Muhammad al-Morsi from power.Obama and Erdogan also discussed Egypt and the need for a return to democracy. Both countries have been worried that violence and unrest there could destabilize other parts of the region.The White House says Erdogan requested the conversation, which took place while Obama was travelling in California.