Vice President Biden, Turkey's Erdogan discuss fight against Islamic State

Reuters News
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Posted: Jan 24, 2016 9:01 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed ways to deepen cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in a meeting on Saturday in Istanbul.

Biden and Erdogan also talked about the "importance of de-escalating recent tensions between Turkey and Iraq in a manner that respects Iraqi sovereignty," the White House said in a statement released on Sunday.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Sandra Maler)