Clinton says US welcomes Turkey as leader in the region

US Secretary of State Clinton, during talks with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, President Gul and Foreign Minister Davutoglu July 16, said that the US welcomes Turkey as a rising leader in the region. She reiterated
the “rock solid and unwavering” commitment of the US to the security of Turkey. She also called on Turkey to address concerns over human rights abuses and limits on freedom of expression.

In Istanbul for the July 15 contact group meeting on Libya, Secretary Clinton also held bilateral discussions with Prime Minster Erdogan and Foreign Minister Davutoglu touching on a broad range of foreign and domestic issues.

Source: Today’s Zaman
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