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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 01:19

President Barack Obama says the United States stands with the people of Turkey after Tuesday's suicide bombing at Istanbul's main airport. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) 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. Obama, speaking to reporters during a trip to Canada, said he discussed the U.S. commitment to fight Islamic State militants during a call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier in the day. "We will not rest until we have dismantled these networks of hate that have an impact on the entire civilized world," said Obama at a bilateral meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Canada "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," said Obama. Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul's main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239 on Tuesday. The attack on Europe's third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State and struggling to contain spillover from neighboring Syria's war.

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 01:19