tv President Trump and Turkish President Make Joint Statement CSPAN May 16, 2017 8:19pm-8:33pm EDT
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threat together. the turkish people have faced horrible terrorist attacks in recent years and recently. tooffer our compassionat the people and the turkish nation. we support turkey in the first fight against terror and terror groups like isis and the pkk and ensure that they have no safe order. we also appreciate turkey's leadership in seeking an end to the horrific killing in syria. conscience of the whole world and all you have to do is look in the from page of the papers today, and you will see what we talk about. we will support any effort that will be used to reduce the violence in syria and create conditions for a peaceful
resolution. the president and i are talking about the need to reinvigorate .ur trade and commercial ties these are areas where we can build our relationship and it will benefit both of our countries. military equipment was ordered by turkey and the president, and we have made that it gets there quickly. i look forward to working with him on achieving peace and security in the middle east, on confronting the shared threats, and on working toward a future of dignity and safety for all of our people. forpresident, thank you visiting our country, and joining us today as the white house. it is great honor to have you with us. thank you. >> thank you.
>> mr. president, my dear friend, distinguished members of the press, i would like to wholeheartedly salute you all. and i would like to take this opportunity to thank president trump and his team for the generous hospitality that they have shown us upon arrival. not only to my personal self, but to all of my members of the delegation on behalf of the whole turkish nation, thank you, mr. president. and, once again, and your presence, i would like to congratulate president trump for the legendary triumph that he has garnered in the aftermath of the elections.
quite recently, we have had bilateral conduct -- constructions -- discussions with president trump. we have had the opportunity to focus on the outstanding relations between turkey and the united states that dates back and have reached a level of strategic partnership. the relations between turkey and the united states are on democratic values and common interests. keeping our outstanding fortions will be important stability of the globe and peace around the world.
the closed cooperation that both countries are demonstrating in the region, which is currently in turmoil, will be very important for the rest of the world. primarily, we are alongside each other as turkey under's -- other the u.n., nato, and representations. we have been enjoying close cooperation in all of these platforms around the world, and in the future to come, we are ourg to focus on expanding close cooperation and build on the outstanding novelties that
we enjoy. we are determined to expand our relations and i believe this will mark a historical turn. whether it be throughout the bilateral discussions, or the discussions we shall have between the delegation, i think we will enjoy for the gains in terms of the future of relations. we seem to agree on expanding further relations in economy, trade, reciprocal investments, energy, and defense industry.
it is going to be very important for us to forge a close in solidarity and cooperation in the field of fighting terrorism, primarily isis and all the other terrorist organizations in the region. and we are committed to fighting all forms of terrorism without discrimination whatsoever that oppose a threat upon our future. place for terrorist organizations and the future of our region. --n e tu oou rio
d kw tt t hp n aintriohos llote vn. de find thatt was e most neceary answer to be given to the syrian regime, especially in the aftermath of the recent chemical attacks that took place. and we know that in terms of keeping up with the principal and committed fight against terrorist organizations all around the world, we will not repeat mistakes of the past and continue down this path together. in the restoration and establishment of stability and security of the region in question, the alliance and
partnership and cooperation between the united states and turkey is of vital importance. i hope and pray that both of us will be committed to extending -- extending further out corporation in the future along with consulting each other more frequently. we are laying the foundation of a new era between the two countries in terms of our relations. i hope and pray this new administration will bring forth auspicious results. and i would like to thank president trump for his kind and cordial invitation, and i'm looking forward to hosting him
in turkey along with his entire family. >> thank you all very much. we are going to go to meetings now. we had a very, very successful with the foreign minister of russia. our fight is against isis, as general mcmaster said. i thought he said and i know he feels that we actually had a great meeting with the foreign minister. we will have a lot of great success over the coming years and we want to get as many to help fight terrorism as possible. that is one of the beautiful things that is happening with turkey, the relationship we have together will be unbeatable. thank you all very much. i appreciate it. we are going to a meeting. [reporters shouting]