October 26, 2016 / 11:41 PM / 3 years ago

Obama, Turkey's Erdogan discuss campaign against Islamic State: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act during a visit to Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, U.S. October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the next steps in the campaign against Islamic State during a telephone call on Wednesday, the White House said.

Obama “welcomed continued dialogue between Turkey and Iraq to determine the appropriate level and form of Turkey’s participation in the Counter-ISIL Coalition’s efforts in Iraq, and both leaders affirmed their strong support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq,” the White House said in a statement, referring to the jihadist group by an acronym.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Eric Beech

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