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

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

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

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.

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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