1517976214 initial report israeli wounded in stabbing attack in west bank breaking news
  • Home
  • Politics
  • Turkey criticizes U.S. for mixed messages on Syria – Breaking News

Turkey criticizes U.S. for mixed messages on Syria – Breaking News

Breaking news.
(photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

ISTANBUL- Turkey on Saturday criticized the United States over sending what it said were mixed messages on Syria, saying Washington was sowing confusion by equivocating about its future role in the country.

President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman also told reporters that Turkey was talking to Russia about the Syrian town of Tel Rifaat and would not need to intervene in the area given Moscow’s assurances that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia was not present there.

“The President of the United States says ‘We’re going to get out of Syria very soon’ and then others say, ‘No, we are staying’,” Ibrahim Kalin said, referring to recent comments from US President Donald Trump and other officials.

“Obviously it does create a lot of confusion on the ground, as well as for us. We would like to see some clarity, for them to decide what is the next step, what is the ultimate goal there.”

Trump agreed in a National Security Council meeting this week to keep US troops in Syria a little longer to defeat Islamic State, but he wants them out relatively soon, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

Source link

Related posts

Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if US pulls out -Russia’s Lavrov – Breaking News


Bolton: ‘Regime change’ in Iran not policy of Trump administration – Breaking News


Trump says to announce top court pick Monday at 9 p.m. – Breaking News


Leave a Comment

Pin It on Pinterest