June 29, 2016 / 4:21 PM / a year ago

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

OTTAWA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States stood with the people of Turkey after the suicide bombing at Istanbul’s main airport.

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at the North American Leaders' Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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.

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Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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