Obama, Erdoğan speak & Vow Cooperation Against ISIS & PKK

Hawar Abdulrazaq – BasNews – 20 Jan 2016 – US and Turkish presidents spoke on the phone US and Turkish presidents spoke on the phone Supplied – ANKARA – United States President Barack Obama and Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdoğan pledged on Tuesday continued cooperation in the fight against Islamic State and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, Turkish presidential told Reuters said.

During his phone call to Erdoğan, Obama also offered his condolences for last week’s bombing in Istanbul, when 10 German tourists were killed in a suicide attack blamed on Islamic State, and for an attack in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir carried out by the PKK.

The two leaders said the fight against terrorism would be among a number of topics on the agenda when US Vice President Joe Biden visits Turkey on Saturday.NATO member Turkey, a member of the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, has increasingly become a target for the Sunni Muslim militants.