Obama: Turkey is an exceptional country, visiting it is a wonderful experience

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“I visited Istanbul (in 2009) on my first foreign trip as president, and it was fantastic,” former US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.

This came in a speech to him via a video call during a youth event, noting that Turkey is an exceptional country that includes exceptional people.

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He noted that the most important thing he did in Istanbul was to meet amazing youth, describing his visit to Sultanahmet Mosque as a “wonderful” experience.

He pointed out that the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of the distinctive historical places in the world that amazes its eyes, and links the past, present, and future.