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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:30 AM

Bolton's Continued Humiliation: Turkey Seeks Coordination With Iran And Russia On US Exit

After Ankara slammed the door in John Bolton's face during his trip to Turkey in which he expected to meet with Turkish President Erdogan, only to have Erdogan skip that meeting to criticize the US national security advisor in a speech to parliament, Turkey is now calling for Iran and Russia to step up coordination with Turkey in northern Syria as US troops withdraw.

It's but the next humiliation for Bolton, who flew out of Turkey on Tuesday, and for White House policy in the Middle East, after he announced preconditions to American troop draw down that emphasized Turkey agreeing to not attack the US-backed Kurds in Syria. Erdogan slammed this as a "serious mistake" and pro-government Turkish media painted the picture of a "soft coup" underway against Trump being orchestrated by Bolton and other subverters who had "rogue".

But no doubt adding insult to injury, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu issued further provocative words on Wednesday, noting that given "certain difficulties" of confused US policy, the American draw down should be coordinated with Iran and Russia to prevent a power vacuum and the reinvigoration of terrorists.

“The United States been facing certain difficulties with the process of the troops' withdrawal from Syria. We want to coordinate this process with Russia and Iran, with which we had arranged work in the framework of the Astana process,” the Turksih FM said.

This would involve Turkish forces conducting joint patrols with Russia amidst a US withdrawal of all troops from Syria, in accord with prior agreements reached during the Astana talks, set to continue further in Moscow at a future date. Cavusoglu also said bilateral talks are being prepared between Turkey and Iran, but gave no further specifics, according to Russian media.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-09/boltons-continued-humiliation-turkey-seeks-coordination-iran-and-russia-us-exit

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:52 AM

1. Erdogan is anti Infidel, we need to stop pretending



Islam is not a friend of civilization

Neither is Socialism

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:47 PM

2. He needs to go. His role is war and we have had enough

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:49 PM

3. So Bolton's the culpable fall guy in this situation in your view?

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