John Bolton puts brakes on Trump withdrawal from Syria

Source:Financial Times Date:07Jan2019

“We do not think the Turks ought to undertake military action that is not fully co-ordinated with and agreed to by the United States at a minimum so they do not endanger our troops, but also so that they meet the president’s requirement that the Syrian opposition forces that have fought with us are not endangered,” said Mr Bolton.


Ankara’s  reply was swift and frank 

Responding to U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s remarks, Turkish presidential spokesman has said claims that Turkey targets Kurds are “irrational.”

In a statement, İbrahim Kalın said: “The issue is PKK/PYD/YPG are making efforts to establish an order by oppressing Kurds, who don’t obey them, and their terrorist activities against our country.”