US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan hold a joint press conference, during a rain shower, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, May 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
May 16th, 2013
04:32 PM ET
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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:
- President Obama welcomed Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to the White House today. A joint press conference gave the press corps a chance to pepper Mr. Obama with more questions about the Washington scandals at the moment. But it also allowed Erdogan the opportunity to hit on issues important to his country – including Iran's nuclear program, trade relations with the U.S., and Syria's war. Turkey has become one of the small countries leading a big shift in global power. Charles Kupchan, Georgetown International Affairs professor, calls Turkey a 'pivot state':
"We're entering a period where the distribution of power in the world is going to be dramatically changed." FULL POST