Turkey calls on Russia, Iran to jointly control US exit from Syria
Turkey has called on Russia and Iran to jointly control and monitor the withdrawal of US military forces from Syria.
Iran Press / Asia: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a statement that the United States has been facing several difficulties amid the process of withdrawing its forces from Syria.
He added, we want to coordinate this process jointly with Russia and Iran, with which we had arranged work in the framework of the Astana process, Sputnik reported.
In order for terrorist organisations not to fill in the void [following the US pullout], the Turkish top diplomat stated.
The statement comes a day after US National Security Advisor John Bolton slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's article on the US withdrawal from Syria, published in the New York Times, as 'wrong and offensive'.
“There are objectives that we want to accomplish that condition the withdrawal,” Bolton told reporters in Jerusalem al-Quds on Sunday.
In December, US President Donald Trump claimed victory over Daesh and announced that as a result, US forces would soon be coming home.
However, on 7 January Donald Trump emphasized that US forces would leave Syria in a wise manner and would continue to fight the Daesh terrorist group.
On Sunday, Bolton said the planned US withdrawal of nearly 2,000 troops from Syria will be contingent upon finalizing an agreement with Turkey that protects Kurdish fighters in the region.
The US government openly sought to topple Syria's government.
The Syrian Arab Army has increasingly liberated occupied territories from foreign-backed terrorist groups in recent years. 101/ 211 /202