A Conversation with Abdullah Gul

A Conversation with Abdullah Gul

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Turkey

Heads of State and Government

Abdullah Gül, president of the Republic of Turkey, gives his remarks on recent regional developments and provides perspective on current U.S.-Turkey relations.

While Abdullah Gül's remarks are on the record, the rest of the meeting remains not for attribution.

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