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  President Trump and Turkish President Make Joint Statement  CSPAN  May 16, 2017 1:39pm-1:55pm EDT

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he wasn't briefed on the source for method and information either. i'm sorry this has got to be the last question because we do have the president of turkey coming. i think momentarily. thank you very much. [shouting] >> we have more questions, general. >> who is investigating the leaks? [inaudible conversations] >> they use senate is in recess for their weekly party lunches. lawmakers would be back at 2:15 p.m. eastern this afternoon to continue work on the nomination of jeffrey rosen to be the next deputy transportation secretary. earlier today majority leader mitch mcconnell announcing confirmation vote expected to happen about 5:15 p.m. eastern. reminder that thursday deputy attorney general rod rosenstein will be briefing senators on the firing of fbi director james comey. that would be a closed-door briefing.
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also turkish president erdogan met with president trump earlier today at the white house and before a lunch together the issued statement in the roosevelt room to reporters. spiri[background sounds] >> this is a lot of press. a lot of press. i'm shocked. it is a great pleasure to welcome president erdogan for his first visit to the white house in years. the american and turkish peoples have been friends and allies for many, many decades. turkey was a pillar in the cold war against communism. it was a bastion against soviet expansion, and turkish courage
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in war is legendary. that is so true. turkish soldiers fought bravely alongside american soldiers in the korean war, and we haven't forgotten what they did. in some ways when we look at their great bravery in a fight of korea and in korea, it was just something that our soldiers and our great generals still remember. supreme commander general douglas macarthur singled out and praise the exemplary valor of the turkish soldier, said some of the great soldiers of the world. today we face an enemy in the fight against terrorism, and again we seek to face this threat together. the turkish people have faced horrible terrorist attacks in recent years, and even recently. we offer our compassion to the
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victims and we offer our support to the turkish nation. we support turkey in the first fight against terror and terror groups like isis and the pkk, and ensure they have no safe quarter, the terror groups. also appreciate turkeys leadership in seeking an end to the horrific killing in syria, the syrian civil war shocks the conscience of the whole world and all you have to do is look on the front page of the papers today and you will see exactly what we are talking about. we also support any effort that could be used to reduce the violence in syria and create conditions for a peaceful resolution. president erdogan and i are also discussing the need to reinvigorate our trade and commercial ties. these are areas where we can build our relationship that will
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benefit both of our countries. military equipment was ordered by turkey and the president, and we make sure that it gets there quickly. i look forward to working together with president erdogan 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. mr. president, thank you for visiting our country and joining us today at the white house. it is a great honor to have you with us. thank you. >> thank you. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: trek to my dear friends, distinguished most of the president at the outset i like to wholeheartedly salute you all.
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[speaking in native tongue] and i would like to take this august opportunity to thank president trump and his team for the generous hospitality they have shown us upon arrival, not only to my personal self but to the entire members of my delegation on behalf of the entire turkish nation, thank you, mr. president. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and once again in your present i would like to congratulate president trump for the legendary triumph that he is gone or any aftermath of the elections. [speaking in native tongue] quite recently with that bilateral discussions with president trump. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and we had the
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opportunity focus on as the relations between turkey and the united states, that date back a long time in history which are very well rooted in which are quite happily reached a level of strategic partnership. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: the relations between turkey and the united states have been directed upon common democratic values and common interest. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: keeping our aston relations, than ever we were important not only for our common interests but also stability of the globe and peace around the world. [speaking in native tongue] the close cooperation the both
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of the countries show in the region was is currently in turmoil will be very important for the rest of the world. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and primarily we are alongside by each other as turkey and the united states under the roof of united nations, nato and the g20. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: we have been into a close cooperation and all of these platforms, and all the keys around the world and in the future to come with going to focus on making sure that we're going to expand our close cooperation and built on the outstanding cooperation that we enjoy. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: we have determined to extend our relations and i believe my -- the united states lamarck and historical -- [inaudible]
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[speaking in native tongue] >> translator: whether it be throughout the bilateral discussions come with a beta discussions we shot between the delegations, i think we're going to enjoy some for the gains in terms of the future of our relations. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: we seem to agree on expanding for the relations, expanding relations in the field of economy, trade, reciprocal investments, energy and defense industry. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: it is going to be very important for us to forge close solidarity and cooperation in the field of
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fighting terrorism primarily with daesh and all the other terrorist organizations in the region. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and we are committed to fighting all forms of terrorism without discrimination whatsoever, that impose a clear and present threat on a future. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: there's no place for the terrorist organizations and the future of our region. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: taking the region, taking, the region one of the accepted and is going to be against a global agreement that we've reached. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and we should
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never allow those groups to manipulate the religious structure and ethnic structure of the region making terrorism as a pretext or an excuse. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: those who are willing to turn the chaos in iraq, yemen and libya are about to lose eventually. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: they will never be able to return that chaos and the part of the will to an opportunity, at the terrorist organizations with blood in their hands are bound to fail. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and as i prettily done so, i've been very
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frank with commuting argumentation with regard to -- terrorist or position which we have notified our friends of their involvement in the failed coup of july 15 in turkey. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and we've taken the joint steps we can take forward in syria and iraq. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: of course president trump's recent election victory has led to the awakening of a new set of aspirations and expectations and hopes in our region. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and we know that by the help of the new u.s. administration, these hopes will not be lost in vain. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and we find
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that it was the most necessary answer to be given to the syrian regime, especially in aftermath of the recent chemical tax that took place. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: window in terms of keeping up with the principal and committed fight against terrorist organizations, all around the world we will not repeat the mistakes of the past and will continue down this path together. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: in the restoration and establishment of stability and security of the region in question, the alliance and the partnership and cooperation between the united states and turkey is of vital importance. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i hope and pray
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that both of us will be committed to extending further our cooperation in the future, along with consulting each other more frequently. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: we are laying the foundation of a new era between the two countries in terms of our relations. i hope and pray that this new administration will bring forth auspicious results for the relations. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and i would like to thank president trump for his very kind and cordial invitation, and i'm looking for to hosting him in turkey along with his entire family. >> thank you all very much. appreciate it. we are going to go to meetings now. [shouting]
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>> we had a very, very successful meeting 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 had actually a great meeting with the foreign minister. so we will have a lot of great success over the next coming years, and we want to get as many to help fight terrorism as possible, and that's one of the beautiful things that's happening with the turkey. the relationship that we have together will be unbeatable. so thank you all very much. i appreciate it. wwe're going to meetings. [shouting] >> senate lawmakers are attending their party caucuses right now. expect return at 2:1 2:15 p.m. eastern to continue business.
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we do hope to get remarks and senators at the capitol as the return from the party lunches. until then some of this mornings "washington journal" and the viewer comments on the president pena with russian officials and intelligence information. >> host: very good tuesday morning to pick you and start calling in now on this story. two different headlines in two very different news organ organizations in today's paper,t the daily news which is been critical of president trump's but time is running for office, leaker of the free world is a headline. trump spilled isis secrets to russia. ban and then from white house advisor steve bannon former news organization breitbart news, the headline on this, leaks highly classified info the "washington post" to smear president trump.o here's the story from the "washington post." the story that broke this story yesterday, the organization tha broke this story yesterday, the story noted president trump reveal highly as