US working closely with Turkey in Syria: Defense chief
WASHINGTON – Anadolu Agency
Top defense officials from the U.S. and France discussed a host of issues on March 18, including operations in Syria.
“We are in close coordination with our D-ISIS coalition partners on the real details of the plan,” he added, using another term for the ISIL.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw American forces from Syria late last year was met with significant pushback by close allies in Europe and among some of Trump’s closest legislative supporters on Capitol Hill.
The U.S. withdrawal process should respect Syria’s territorial integrity and political unity and Turkey’s security concerns, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said last week, adding that Ankara will continue to work with Washington and other actors in Syria.