Obama Promises to Help Turkey Secure Border While US Border With Mexico Remains Wide Open
An ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up at a youth rally in Suruç, Turkey on Monday.
The Kurdish youths were chanting and holding a banner when the bomber blew himself up.
In response Barack Obama called Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and promised to help Turkey secure its border with the ISIS Caliphate.
US President Barack Obama spoke to his Turkish counterpart by phone on Wednesday, said a White House statement, to discuss cooperation between both countries in the war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and securing the Turkey-Syria border.
“The president spoke today to Recep Tayyip Erdogan about deepening our cooperation in the fight against ISIL and common efforts to bring security and stability to Iraq and a political settlement to the conflict in Syria,” said the White House.
According to the statement, Obama and Erdogan agreed to increase efforts to “stem the flow of foreign fighters and secure Turkey’s border with Syria.”
Meanwhile, the US border with Mexico remains wide open.
7 and 8 year-old boys and girls continue to stream across without adult companionship.
The number of illegal immigrants in the US has grown by 2.5 million under President Obama.