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05/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Still Planning Major Speech In Islamic Capital

In its report on President Obama's trip to Turkey, the New York Times notes that the speech in Ankara was not the major speech in an Islamic capital he's been planning:

White House officials say they still plan for Mr. Obama to make a major speech to the Muslim world from an Islamic capital in the early months of his presidency, and they were quick to say that Monday's Ankara speech was not that. There will be another, they say, in which Mr. Obama will try to define, at length, his views on America and Islam.

On his last day in Turkey, Obama visited a mosque and held a town hall with college students in Istanbul.

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