The statement followed Obama's meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey's downing of Russian SU-24 bomber along the Syrian border last week has triggered tension between Moscow and Ankara.
Obama also reiterated Turkey was a NATO ally and U.S. backed Turkey's right to defend itself, while speaking to reporters.
Moscow has declared economic sanctions, while advising Russian citizens not to visit Turkey.
"We all have a common enemy and that is ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) and I want to make sure we focus on that threat," Obama said.