Turkish leader says Obama always respectful

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey’s prime minister has dismissed opposition criticism of a White House photo showing President Barack Obama holding a baseball bat during a telephone conversation with the leader.Turkish opposition groups this week picked apart the photo, claiming the picture was disrespectful.Erdogan told Turkey’s A Haber news channel on Sunday that Obama is “a friend who never falls short of respect or politeness.” Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familycenter_img The White House issued a brief statement to the Anadolu news agency Friday saying it released the picture to emphasize the close relationship between the two leaders.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Comments   Share   Top holiday drink recipeslast_img