POTUS Events: Obama Visits Turkey
By Sarah Lovenheim
President Obama's visit to Turkey marks the last leg of his eight-day international trip. He began his morning at 10:50 a.m. EEST (3:50 a.m. ET), attending a wreath-laying ceremony at Ataturak's Tomb at Anitkabir.
An hour later he sat down with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and the two of them held a bilateral meeting at 12:30 p.m. EEST (5:50 a.m. ET), followed by a press conference at 1:45 p.m. EEST (6:45 a.m. ET).
At 3:30 p.m. EEST (8:45 a.m. ET), Obama will address the Turkish Grand National Assembly at the Turkish Parliament on U.S.-Turkish relations. As Chris Cillizza notes in the Fix, "the eyes -- and expectations -- of the world will, literally, be upon him."
Following his remarks, Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at 4:45 p.m. EEST (9:45 a.m. ET), before heading to Istanbul at 6 p.m.. EEST (11:00 a.m. ET).
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Posted at 8:13 AM ET on Apr 6, 2009
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