POSTED: Monday, April 6, 2009 - 9:17am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:02am
President Barack Obama arrives in Turkey Monday, marking the President's first visit to a muslim country.
The President is calling the visit crucial to his foreign policy initiatives.
However, the President's more immediate challenge is forcing strong international response to North Korea's weekend missile launch, despite North Korea's claims that the launch sent a communications satellite into orbit.
"Now is the time for strong international response and North Korea must know that the path to security and respect will never come through threats and illegal weapons," says President Obama.
Brooke Hart reports from Washington, D.C.