US, Turkish Top Diplomats Discuss Troop Pullout From Syria - State Dept

US, Turkish Top Diplomats Discuss Troop Pullout From Syria - State Dept

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

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th January, 2019) 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.

"They agreed on the importance of continuing US-Turkish consultations as part of the deliberate and coordinated withdrawal of US forces from Syria," the statement read.

"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.

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