US, Turkish Top Diplomats Discuss Troop Pullout From Syria - State Dept
Fakhir Rizvi 6 days ago Sat 12th January 2019 | 11:08 PM
US State Secretary Mike Pompeo and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone call on Saturday to discuss the US military pullout from Syria and protections for the Syrian Kurdish fighters, according to the State Department
"Secretary Pompeo reiterated the United States' commitment to addressing Turkish security concerns along the Turkey-Syria border, while emphasizing the importance that the United State places on the protection of forces who worked with the United States and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS [terror group banned in Russia]," it said.
US national security adviser John Bolton said Friday that President Donald Trump had asked Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be particularly careful about those Kurds who helped US troops fight terrorists in the region. He added the two countries were in continued military-to-military talks on the matter.