Obama and Erdogan met: Syrian issue was on agenda, Nagorno Karabakh issues was also discussed

US President Barak Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on March 25 and various regional and international issues were on agenda to discuss.

White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, speaking to reporters after the two leaders met on the eve of a nuclear security summit in Seoul, said Washington and Ankara were open to considering further “non-lethal” aid for the Syrian opposition at a “Friends of Syria” meeting in Turkey on April 1. World Bulletin informs about.

Obama said the political developments in Syria dominated the agenda of the meeting. He said they are “very much in agreement” that transition to legitimate government in Syria is needed, adding that Erdoğan is an “outstanding” partner.

Erdogan said he’s pleased his and Obama’s views were in general overlap on the subject of Syria.

Referring to other themes Erdoğan noted that the measures against attacks by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeast Turkey were also discussed and US assistance in Turkey‘s counterterrorism efforts pleases Turkey.

Erdoğan headed to Seoul on Friday evening in order to attend the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit to be held on March 26-27. The Seoul Nuclear Summit, which will be attended by roughly 60 national representatives from Europe, Asia and the US, aims to facilitate detailed discussions on how international cooperation can be used to mitigate nuclear threats. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan also attends it.

According to Turkish media US President and Turkish PM also referred to NK issue.

“I’ve reminded Obama that OSCE MG does not manage to settle the problem for already 20 years and as the issue is in the deadlock I have offered to speak with Azerbaijan and OSCE MG co-chairing countries France, Russia and the USA to speak with Armenia and to try to convince to settle the issue”, Erdogan said.

Erdogan also expressed his dissatisfaction with the new resolution about Armenian Genocide which will be discussed at the US Senate.

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