John Bolton arrives in Turkey for tense talks over Syria policy

Country
Syria (SY)
Score
8.03
Source
The Guardian
Time
2019-01-07 (UTC)
ID
13040237

Bolton, Joseph Dunford and Mike Pompeo are due to begin a tour of Arab capitals on Tuesday to reassure allies and clarify policy The US national security adviser, John Bolton , has arrived in Ankara for tense talks with Turkish officials over Syria policy, after he placed conditions on a US troop withdrawal promised by Donald Trump. Bolton and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen Joseph Dunford , are in Turkey, as the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is due to begin a tour of Arab capitals on Tuesday, largely to reassure allies and clarify policy after the president’s abrupt announcement last month that the Islamic State had been defeated in Syria and the roughly 2,000 US troops still in the country would be leaving. Continue reading...