Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice's Meeting with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey
National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today at the White House with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey to discuss U.S.-Turkey cooperation on security and counterterrorism. They discussed the best means to work together to degrade and destroy ISIL. Ambassador Rice reaffirmed our commitment to Turkey to confront together the scourge of terrorism, and she once again condemned the recent terrorist attacks carried out by ISIL against our NATO Ally. Ambassador Rice also condemned PKK attacks against Turkish targets and underscored that such attacks must come to an end. Finally, she urged the Turkish Government to uphold the universal democratic values enshrined in Turkey’s constitution.