Skip to comments.Bolton in Turkey to negotiate Kurds' fate amid Syria policy confusion
Posted on 01/07/2019 9:48:07 AM PST by be-baw
Ankara, Turkey -- U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton arrived Monday in Turkey for negotiations on the fate of American-allied Kurdish fighters, who said they were unclear what to make of his recent comments about U.S. plans to withdraw troops from Syria. The Kurdish militiamen and women were central to the U.S. military's fight against ISIS in Syria, and many saw President Trump's recent announcement of a pull-out as potentially putting those allies at risk.
Bolton will seek assurances from Turkey, a NATO ally, that it won't attack the Kurds when the U.S. withdraws troops from northeastern Syria. Monday's visit comes just one day after Bolton said such guarantees were a "condition" of the pullout President Trump ordered last month.
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US troops don’t have to be in Syria to defend Kurdish troops in Iraq or Turkey. They can ally with Assad to protect Syria’s borders.
Well, we’ll see if Bolton is tough enough to get Turkey kicked out of NATO, ‘cause Turkey is goin’ after the Kurds, period.
The Kurds are the only real ally we have in this fight. Arm them, heavily and directly. Free Kurdistan.
Thank you. I have many Kurdish friends on Facebook, and they are crushed at our withdraw. To them it feels like 91 when Bush 1 abandoned them.
Hear, Hear, Free Kurdistan.
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