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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 27, 2004

President Bush's Remarks in a Meeting with Religious Leaders
Istanbul Hilton
Istanbul, Turkey

4:55 P.M. (Local)

PRESIDENT BUSH: all right. It has been my honor to welcome these very important leaders of different faiths to this dialogue. They represent the very best of Turkey which is a country that is secular in politics, and strong in its faith. And we've had a wonderful discussion. I'm so honored that these leaders would take time and share their thoughts with me. And I welcome them, and I thank them for being so faithful to the Almighty God.

President George W. Bush talks with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I after meeting with religious leaders in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 27, 2004.  White House photo by Eric Draper Thank you for coming.

END 4:56 P.M. (Local)