President Erdogan meets Obama ahead of the G20 Summit

Türkiye Materials 4 September 2016 11:01 (UTC +04:00)

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday met with US President Barack Obama ahead of the G20 Summit in China, Daily Sabah newspaper reported.

Following his meeting with Obama, President Erdogan underscored Turkey's determination in its fight against terrorism and the extradition of Fetullah Gülen, who is accused of masterminding the deadly July 15 failed coup attempt.

The two leaders held a 45-minute long closed-door meeting with their delegations and held a brief press conference following the meeting, marking the first time they met face-to-face since the July 15 failed coup attempt.

Erdogan said once again that there should be no distinction between "good terrorists" and bad ones.

He noted that all terrorism is bad and said that the US and Turkey must adopt a common attitude against terrorism.

"Turkey's fight against all terror organizations including Daesh and YPG will continue with determination" he said.

President Obama highlighted that Turkey should not bear the burden of refugees alone, and said that he wishes the strong partnership between Turkey and the US continues.

Turkey is the largest refugee hosting country, providing shelter to over three million Syrian refugees who fled the conflict.