Pelosi said the U.S. accepted far more refugees than that after the Vietnam War and could do so again. She said she hopes other countries follow Germany's lead in accepting many refugees.
And Turkey's prime minister says his country and the European Union should unite in tackling the migration crisis that has overwhelmed the region.
Speaking jointly following a meeting Thursday in Ankara, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, stressed the need to keep working together to tackle problems created by the migrant crisis.
Turkey is already hosting at least 1.9 million Syrians fleeing the war at home.
"These will be difficult choices, but our starting point is clear," Tusk said. "Solidarity and unity are our guiding principles. In combination with measures to contain the refugee flows, and the measures to get back the control of our borders from those profiting from desperation — I mean smugglers and human traffickers."