Salam and Erdogan held talks in New York on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati&Nohra,HO)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised Prime Minister Tammam Salam Wednesday to help in securing the release of Lebanese servicemen captured by extremist militants, said ministerial sources accompanying Salam on his visit to New York.Speaking to The Daily Star on condition of anonymity, the sources said the Turkish president vowed to make efforts to resolve the case, adding that Salam and Erdogan also discussed the need to improve Arab-Turkish ties as well as Lebanese-Turkish relations. Salam also held talks with French President Francois Hollande, urging him to hasten the delivery of arms to Lebanon under a $3 billion Saudi grant announced late last year which would allow the Lebanese Army to acquire French weaponry.
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