The President's European Tour April 2009 - Part 2
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David Sanger of the New York Times looks at the President's actions during his trip for hints of his global strategy.
Pool report of the President's meet-&-greet with the troops here.
BBC News: in a town hall meeting, President Obama pledges "a new chapter in American engagement" with the Muslim world. With brief video of the President speaking at the town hall. Also, AP story here. The transcript of prepared remarks is here. The video of the full meeting is above today's ledes.
New York Times report on President Obama's visit to Turkey.
AP: Mideast leaders, journalists praise President Obama's speech to the Turkish parliament.
The President speaks to the troops, and they respond. Here's the White House transcript, which hardly does the moment justice.
Here's the President's town hall meeting in Istanbul:
Here's the best raw video of President Obama visiting the Blue Mosque with PM Erdogan:
R. O. Blechman in the New York Times: on Turkey day, a history lesson on croissants & bagels. Pass the cream cheese.
Reuters: in Istanbul, in his last scheduled event for the day, President Obama met with Swiss, Turkish & Armenian foreign minister to urge Turkey & Armenia to normalize relations & end nearly a century of hostilities.
President Obama speaks to Turkey's Parliament (full speech -- runs 27 minutes):
President Obama meets with Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan:
President Obama's statement at the joint press conference with President Gul (runs 4 min.):
Here's the pool report on the joint "expanded meeting."
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