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Clinton says Obama plans to visit Turkey

President Barack Obama plans to visit Turkey during his European trip next month, according to a Saturday speech of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Boston Globe reported.

The visit to Turkey is part of Obama's pledge to engage in diplomacy with the Islamic world, Clinton said in her speech from Ankara, Turkey's capital.

Turkey will also likely have a place in the pull-out of Iraq, and may serve as an exit route for Americans, the Boston Globe reported.

Obama has also promised to give a speech from a Muslim capital as part of his diplomacy efforts, the Guardian reported. That speech is not planned for next month's visit to Turkey, however.

Obama plans to visit Turkey at the end of his trip to Europe.