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The Latest: Clinton and Trump on Istanbul


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is reiterating his call for the return of waterboarding and the use of other harsh interrogation techniques in the battle against Islamic State militants.

Trump tells a rally crowd in Ohio that, "you have to fight fire with fire." The pronouncement drew cheers and chants of "USA! USA!"

During the Republican primary, Trump frequently advocated the return of waterboarding and "much worse," declaring at one point that "torture works."

Trump says, "We have to fight so viciously and violently because we're dealing with violent people."

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton says the bombings at Istanbul Ataturk Airport are "a reminder that the United States cannot retreat."

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee says in a statement that the U.S. must deepen its cooperation with allies and partners in the Middle East and Europe "to take on this threat."

Clinton says: "Such cooperation is essential to protecting the homeland and keeping our country safe." She says that Americans stand united with the people of Turkey against this campaign of hatred and violence.

She added "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the Turkish people. ... "Today's attack in Istanbul only strengthens our resolve to defeat the forces of terrorism and radical jihadism around the world."

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