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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 30, 2007

President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey to Washington

President Bush will welcome Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Washington on November 5, 2007. The Prime Minister's visit underscores the important friendship and alliance between the United States and Turkey. The President looks forward to continuing discussions with the Prime Minister on a range of issues on our common agenda, including the fight against terrorism, in particular our joint efforts to counter the PKK, and the promotion of peace and stability in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and the broader Middle East. The President and the Prime Minister will also discuss U.S. support for Turkey's accession to the European Union and Turkey's efforts toward that goal.

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