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Readout of The President's Call with Turkish President Gul

Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             July 5, 2009

Readout of the President’s Call with Turkish President Gul
President Obama spoke with Turkish President Gul earlier today.  President Gul thanked President Obama for his Cairo speech on America’s relationship with Muslim communities around the world.  The two Presidents also discussed the situation in the Caucasus.  President Gul updated President Obama on the status of Turkish-Armenian relations.  They also discussed the Minsk Group’s ongoing efforts to address Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.  Both Presidents emphasized that U.S./Turkish relations are strong and that our two countries will continue to partner together to address common challenges to our security and prosperity around the world.