Obama condemns Istanbul nightclub attack, reaffirms commitment to fight against terror
US President Barack Obama extended his condolences to Turkey over recent terror attacks in the country, while reaffirming that the US will continue to cooperate with the country in the fight against terror, Daily Sabah reported.
In a phone call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Obama condemned the IS terror attack on a popular nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Eve as well as the PKK terror attack in Kayseri on Dec 17.
Conveying his condolences to the families of the victims killed in the attacks, the U.S. president wished a speedy recovery those injured and said that the U.S. will continue working alongside its NATO ally in the fight against terror.
The two leaders also discussed latest advances made in Iraq and Syria in the fight against IS, and agreed that Turkey and the US should maintain close cooperation on the issue.