Obama calls Erdogan, condemns terror attacks

US President Obama called Turkish counterpart Erdogan over terror attacks in Istanbul and Diyarbakir

Photo by: White House
Photo by: White House

US President Barack Obama speaks at phone in the Oval Office

Updated Jan 20, 2016

United States President Barack Obama telephoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday to extend his condolences over recent terror attacks, Erdogan’s office said.

Obama condemned last week’s suicide attack in Istanbul that killed ten German tourists, as well as a car-bombing in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey that killed six, the president’s office said.

The Istanbul attack was carried out by DAESH terrorist organisation, according to Turkish officials, while the car-bomb was organised by PKK terrorist group.

The leaders reiterated their determination to cooperate against any terrorist organisation, the office said.

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