Obama Meets Erdogan in Bid to Patch Up Differences With Turkey

September 4, 2016 3:35 PM

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Obama Meets Erdogan in Bid to Patch Up Differences With Turkey

Mr. Obama’s comments, after he met with Mr. Erdogan before a Group of 20 summit meeting here, seemed calculated to smooth over hard feelings in Turkey, where some officials had blamed the United States for fomenting the July 15 uprising by elements of the military.

“This is the first opportunity that I’ve had to meet face to face with President Erdogan since the terrible attempted coup,” Mr. Obama said, facing the Turkish leader across a long table. “We’re glad you’re here, safe, and that we are able to continue to work together.”

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