U.S. PULLOUT FROM SYRIA MUST BE PLANNED CAREFULLY: ERDOGAN
ANKARA, Turkey, The U.S. withdrawal from Syria must be planned carefully and performed in cooperation with the right partners, to protect itself, the international community and Syrian people, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said, late Monday evening.
In an op-ed published by the New York Times, Erdogan said that his country is the only one “with the power and commitment to perform that task.”
Regarding the efforts to completely defeat the Daesh extremist group, Erdogan said that, Turkey expects international support in its bid to eliminate the group.
He also stressed that, Turkey is “the sole stakeholder that can work simultaneously with the United States and Russia.”
“Turkey is volunteering to shoulder this heavy burden, at a critical time in history. We are counting on the international community to stand by us,” Erdogan added.
Last month, the U.S. President, Donald Trump, declared victory over the Daesh and announced that, the U.S. forces would be “coming home soon,” sparking concern among officials in Washington and allies abroad.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/u-s-pullout-from-syria-must-be-planned-carefully-erdogan/General