Friday, February 21, 2014

White House comments on the call between Pres Obama and PM Erdogan

White House National Security Council Assistant Press Secretary Laura Lucas commented on Pres Obama and PM Erdogan's phone call which was taken place on Wednesday. Last time the two leaders spoke was 6.5 months ago. Its full readout was published on Wednesday in this blog:

Q: What did you think of the letter sent to Pres Obama on Thursday morning, which is signed by 84 foreign policy experts, former officials, Congressional members & ambassadors etc.?

''As you know, we don’t comment on presidential correspondence.  More broadly, however, in his call with PM Erdogan on Wednesday, the President raised issues related to the rule of law, as well as the importance of mutually respectful relations between our countries. As you know, the U.S. government repeatedly has been clear about the importance of Turkey upholding principles of due process, freedoms of speech and assembly, and a free media.''  

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