Posted 20.06.2012 06:55:46 UTC
Updated 20.06.2012 07:37:24 UTC
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met US President Barack Obama.
The meeting held on the sidelines of the G20 Summit ended with a message that the international community should intervene into the developments in Syria to prevent more violence to occur in the country.
The main topic taken up at the G20 Summit was the Syrian developments.
However the global leaders had met to discuss the economic issues, the real agenda was the ongoing violence in Syria.
Within this context, first, US President Obama and Russian Head of State Putin met. After the meeting, both Obama and Putin called for an end to the violence in Syria.
The Obama-Putin meeting was followed by two critical meetings of Turkish Premier Erdoğan.
The Turkish prime minister first met with Russia’s Putin and then US President Barak Obama to discuss the recent developments in Syria. Erdoğan and Obama met at the congress center which the G20 Summit was held.
Since the Obama-Erdoğan meeting was held just in the wake of a terrorist attack on a military outpost in Turkish border city Hakkari, which killed eight Turkish troops and heavily wounded 19 others, the fight against terrorism was the other main topic that the duo elaborated.
Besides the bilateral ties, Prime Minister Erdoğan ve President Obama discussed the regional and international issues.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek and AK Party Vice President Ömer Çelik also attended the meeting which lasted 40 minutes.
The statement released following the critical Obama-Erdoğan meeting underlined that the situation in Syria is getting worse each passing day.
Both Erdoğan and Obama expressed a common concern over a need that the international community should intervene into the violence in Syria.
A White House statement said also that the two leaders agreed on the importance of taking a step towards a political change in Syria which will bring a new government reflecting the true demands of the Syrians and will end the violence in the country
Turkish Prime Minister met also with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Mexico.