Erdoğan chides Bolton and calls on US to hand over Syria bases
Source:The Guardian Date:09Jan2019
This is the critical request: Turkey has asked Washington to hand over its bases in Syria as the Trump administration appeared to reverse plans to withdraw from the country’s north-east on Tuesday, jeopardising Ankara’s plans to launch a widespread military operation targeting Kurdish groups.
Turkish Chief of Staf Gen Akar added more requests during the meeting with Gen Dunford
Turkey on Tuesday called on the U.S. to fulfill their roadmap for Manbij, Syria and remove PYD/YPG, the Syrian offshoot of the PKK, terrorists from the region as soon as possible.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler met with U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford in the capital Ankara.
During the meeting, the sides discussed taking back weapons from the PYD/YPG terrorists, and the fight against terrorist groups including Daesh, the Turkish defense ministry said in a statement.