The National security Advisor of the United States, John Bolton, has led in Turkey, talks about the announced withdrawal from Syria. He met in the morning, the most important adviser to and spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, the Turkish President's office announced. A then-planned press conference was cancelled without giving reasons.
US President, Donald Trump had announced before Christmas surprisingly, all the forces of Syria to withdraw, supported by the Kurds in the fight against the jihadists militia "Islamic state" (IS). In the meantime, he was balanced by his statements on several occasions.
The Kurdish people's defense units (YPG) fear that a US withdrawal from Syria of a Turkish Offensive. Erdogan has been threatening for weeks with a new Offensive against the YPG, and has already reinforced the troops on the border. Turkey sees the YPG, a Syrian offshoot of the outlawed Kurdish workers ' party PKK and fight them.
"President Trump made the right decision," wrote Erdogan to the announced U.S. withdrawal in an article for the "New York Times" that was released a few hours before the talks Boltons in Ankara. Erdogan announced after the withdrawal of the USA in Syria, the "roots" of radicalisation eliminate.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
in order To Trump announced withdrawal from Syria, Bolton had called a few days ago, during a visit to Israel conditions. It must first be ensured that the IS defeated and not be able to re-strong. In addition, the security of the U.S. must be guaranteed allies in the Region.
This demand for guarantees for the protection of the Syrian Kurds, Erdogan rejected sharply: "It is impossible to swallow Bolton's message from Israel," Erdogan said in front of the deputies of his party in Ankara. Bolton had made on Sunday the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, guarantees for the safety of their Kurdish allies.
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo reiterated that the IS was again strong. A "rise", as the jihadists would have experienced under trump's predecessor, Barack Obama is not allowed to give it again, said Pompeo on Monday before a start of the journey in eight Arab capitals. The United States would continue to all of the operations to which they committed in the past two years.
IS-fighters kill 23 Kurdish militias
In the case of an attack by the terrorist militia IS in the East of Syria at least 23 fighters of the Kurdish-listed Alliance have been killed by militants, according to. In addition, around 30 militants of the Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) had been injured, reported the Syrian Observatory for human rights. SDF spokesman Redur Chelil said on Tuesday that the extremists have exploited for the attack of a sand storm.
The YPG-mentioned SDF troops fighting in the East of Syria, the last areas under IS control. The United States and other countries support them with air strikes. Since the beginning of the most recent SDF-Offensive there came the human rights observers on both sides of almost 1700 people have been killed.
The IS in Syria and Iraq, the greatest part of his dominion. Cells of the extremists, however, are in the desert areas in the Region of submerged and continue to be active.More about
Syria Trump his decision, defended, explained to a withdrawal of troops
Chelil, a possible Turkish attack on the YPG in Northern Syria was only the IS. The terrorists wanted to use Turkish threats against the SDF-advance troops. (AFP, dpa)