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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with President Erdogan of Turkey

The President spoke briefly today with President Erdogan from Air Force One to discuss our work together to counter the threat posed by ISIL in Iraq and Syria, including steps we can take to advance our already strong cooperation.  The President praised the work Turkish authorities and local groups, together with the UN, are doing to care for the massive influx of refugees flowing into Turkey, including tens of thousands this week alone. Following President Erdogan's meeting today with Vice President Biden, the two Presidents agreed to continue to consult closely.