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Obama thanks Erdogan for freeing of US journalists

Obama thanks Erdogan for freeing of US journalists

U.S. President Barack Obama is thanking Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for Turkey's help in freeing four New York Times journalists who had been held in Libya.
The White House said that in a telephone conversation Monday night the two leaders also discussed delicate issues of military intervention in Libya, including NATO's role. The United States wants NATO to take over enforcement of a flight interdiction zone over Libya, but Turkey so far has blocked that move.
A White House statement said Obama and Erdogan agreed that enforcement of the no-fly zone would require an international effort "enabled by NATO's unique multinational command and control capabilities."
The statement said the leaders committed to helping the Libyan people establish democracy.