"Turkey and the United States have a long history of partnership and cooperation. Exchanges between our two peoples go back over 150 years."
"Simple exchanges can break down walls between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed. We are reminded that we're joined together by our pursuit of a life that's productive and purposeful, and when that happens mistrust begins to fade and our smaller differences no longer overshadow the things that we share. And that's where progress begins."
You can read the full transcript of the roundtable here.
**UPDATE - Watch Video of President Obama's Talk**
The President Talks with Students in Turkey from White House on Vimeo.