U.S. President Barrack Obama praised Turkey efforts towards bringing stability in Afghanistan, following a meeting with Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday. Speaking to the press after the meeting, Obama said Turkey's contribution in Afghanistan had helped build stability in Afghanistan.

Obama emphasized Turkey's important role in resolution of disputes over Iran's nuclear programme in a way that reassures, use of Iran's nuclear capabilities only for peaceful purposes.

Obama also praised Premier Erdogan's bold steps towards normalization relations with Armenia noting that he further encouraged the Turkish Premier on that path during their meeting.

He said they reiterated the commitment of the two countries to fight with terrorism wherever it might occur, expressing his condolences for the seven Turkish soldiers who were killed in a terrorist ambush earlier on Monday.

Commenting on the threat posed by terrorist organization PKK, Obama said he had expressed on numerous occasions since his inauguration that the U.S. saw PKK as a terrorist organization threatening not only Turkey but also Iraq.