Obama: U.S. stands with Turkey after Istanbul airport attack


BARACK OBAMA

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday (June 29) the United States stood with the people of Turkey after the suicide bombing at Istanbul’s main airport killed 41 people and wounded 239 others.

“Let me just publicly extend my deepest condolences to the people of Turkey for the terrible attack that took place in Istanbul,” Obama, speaking to reporters during a trip to Canada, said.

He also discussed the U.S. commitment to fight Islamic State militants during a call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier in the day.

“We stand with the people of Turkey and we intend to do what’s necessary to make sure that these kinds of terrible events are not happening,” Obama said.

Obama’s remarks came on the heels of meetings Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa.

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