Obama says twisted ideology behind attack on civilized world

President Barack Obama leaves the White House in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, for the G-20 summit in Turkey, with new urgency following Paris attacks. The global anxiety sparked by a series of deadly attacks in Paris by the Islamic State group has given new urgency to President Barack Obama's upcoming talks with world leaders. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — President Barack Obama says the terror attacks in Paris were an “attack on the civilized world.” He says “the skies have been darkened” by the horrific attacks.

Obama is pledging U.S. solidarity with France in the effort to hunt down the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Obama is speaking in a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit featuring leading industrial and emerging-market nations. Erdogan says there will be a “strong message” on fighting terrorism coming out of the summit.

Obama also says the U.S. stands with Turkey and Europe in the effort to reduce the flow of migrants. He says the U.S. and Turkey will redouble efforts to resolve Syria’s civil war.

 

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