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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures during a joint press conference held with Tunisian Prime Minister Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, right, at the palace hotel in Gammarth, north of Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, June 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures during a joint press conference held with Tunisian Prime Minister Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, right, at the palace hotel in Gammarth, north of Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, June 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

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