Obama, Erdogan discuss Turkish protests in phone call

Reuters , Tuesday 25 Jun 2013

Leaders discuss importance of non-violent protests and right of free assembly

US President Barack Obama spoke with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Monday about recent protests in Ankara, including "the importance of non-violence" and the right to assemble, according to the White House.

Obama and Erdogan, in a phone call on Monday, also discussed the situation in Syria, "including the regime's use of chemical weapons against its own people," the White said in a statement on Tuesday.

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