The Horn of Africa appears to be geared towards a new order set off by global competition over strategic interests.
Though the US and Turkey are discussing the possibility of creating a safe zone in northern Syria, Washington's inconsistent policy decisions over the future of the contested region is pushing Ankara to pursue its own security goals.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton said talks on Syria between the US military and its Turkish counterparts will continue next week.
Turkish foreign minister says President Erdogan had announced an operation east of Euphrates to clear out terror groups well before US decision.
US flip-flopping on its Middle East policy shows a severe lack of understanding of the region and negligence for its allies' national security interests.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not have John Bolton on his list of meetings, but by not meeting the US national security adviser, Erdogan sent a strong message to Washington.
President Erdogan said the US withdrawal from Syria must be planned carefully and with the right partners, and that Ankara was counting on the international community to stand with Turkey in its commitment to eliminating terror in Syria.
There have been many false starts on Trump’s promised withdrawal from Syria, with many contradicting or unclear statements from US officials. Here are a few of them.
Turkey's presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin's comments came after White House national security adviser John Bolton said US will not withdraw troops from northeastern Syria until Ankara guarantees it won’t attack US-backed Kurdish forces.
With the US withdrawal from northern Syria, Russia’s role in the ultimate settlement of the Syrian war and its ability to restrict Iranian influence will carry enormous importance for both its allies and enemies.
Officials said the president was withdrawing US troops from Syria because Daesh has been defeated there.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton says he told Russian officials that the Kremlin has hurt itself by meddling in the US election.
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