Turkish President Wants U.S. Forces Withdrawn from Syria

President Erdogan responds to U.S. drone strike in Syria.

Last week, the U.S. military carried out a drone strike in Syria that officials said killed a top Islamic State commander.  The president of Turkey, a NATO ally, met recently with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi who trilaterally pledged to continue cooperation and consultations to “eliminate terrorists” in Syria. 

President Erdogan, referencing that meeting, said, “America has to leave east of the Euphrates now. This is an outcome that came out of the Astana process. Turkiye {his new spelling for his country] expects this as well because it is America that feeds the terrorist groups there.” He claimed that the U.S. military trains members of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian branch of the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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Sources: Washington Examiner, New York Times, Times of Israel, Reuters


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