Importance of Turkey

President Barack Obama and Turkish President Abdullah Gul take part in a joint statement at Cankaya Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Obama said, "I've been asked: 'Are you trying to make a statement by ending this week-long trip in Turkey?' And the answer is: 'Yes I am trying to make a statement. Not just about the importance of Turkey to the United States but to the world."
AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais
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