US NSA takes a new turn over Troops withdrawal from Syria

US NSA takes a new turn over Troops withdrawal from Syria

WASHINGTON - US National Security Adviser John Bolton said the withdrawal of US troops from Syria depends on certain conditions and the process is being slowed down.

On a trip to Israel and Turkey, he said he would seek Turkish assurances that Kurds in northern Syria would be safe.

He said Turkey must agree to protect its Kurdish allies for the withdrawal of troops from Syria.

John Bolton told reporters that he would stress Turkish officials, including President Tayyip Erdogan, that the Kurds must be safeguarded.

Bolton said the United States will talk to Turkey to find out what its objectives and capabilities were.

However, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman has termed the claim of John Bolton as irrational that Turkey targets Kurds.

The spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Ankara’s targets were the militants of Islamic State and the Kurdish groups YPG and PKK.