June 20, 2011 / 10:16 PM / 9 years ago

Obama speaks with Turkey's Erdogan on Syria: White House

President Barack Obama speaks to military fathers and their children before watching the latest Disney/Pixar movie, "Cars 2," in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Monday about the situation in Syria, the White House said.

“The leaders agreed that the Syrian government must end the use of violence now and promptly enact meaningful reforms that respect the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people,” the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by Alister Bull; Editing by Eric Walsh

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