As the US is experiencing “certain difficulties” with the withdrawal from Syria, it should be coordinated with Iran and Russia to prevent “terrorists” from taking up the vacated space, the Turkish foreign minister said.
“The United States [has] been facing certain difficulties with the process of the troops’ withdrawal from Syria. We want to coordinate this process with Russia and Iran, with which we had arranged work in the framework of the Astana process,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday.
Cavusoglu visited Moscow late in December to discuss the situation in Syria. On Wednesday, he mulled bilateral talks between Turkey and Iran, giving no timeframe, however.
At the same time, Cavusoglu revealed that a summit between all three partiesis being prepared in Moscow.
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Update #1: Turkey calls for joint cooperation with Iran, Russia on US forces’ pullout from Syria (Press TV)
Update #2: Bolton’s Continued Humiliation: Turkey Seeks Coordination With Iran And Russia On US Exit (Zero Hedge)
WNU Editor: The Turks are doing everything in their power to insure that the U.S. will not leave.