President Barack Obama welcomes Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey to the Oval Office, Dec. 7, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  • -fCh- 6y

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey would not play any of Washington's games at the expense of its historic and commercial ties and interests.

    Watch Turkey, it's the free electron in the region!
  • WinaVD 6y

    Behavior shake hand on camera !!!!
  • jdog1063 6y

    Gee, Prime Minister, I haven't talked to anyone about Turkey since I supported that Armenian Genocide bill in the Congress.
    How you doin' buddy?
  • roozbek 5y

    Mr President, whatever your foreign policy is, no matter how contrary it is against my country's and my people's rights and interests you have my full support. Just let me rule the country another 5 yrs to restore Islamic regime. After that we'll have a Turkish coffee all tat my Swiss Chaletogether with Mr Bush, Mrs Rice and then ex-president Gul. Maybe Fethullah from Pensylvania may join us if he can find time from his khalif duties.
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Taken on December 7, 2009
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