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US troops' withdrawal from Iraq was mistake: Turkish FM


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq was an erroneous step, adding that it caused a number of problems and spread chaos in the region.

The foreign minister noted that the influence ISIS has increased and become one of the main problems that came after the US withdrawal from Iraq, according to media reports.

Concerning the US withdrawal from Syria, Cavusoglu noted that the freed positions shouldn’t be occupied by the forces of the Syrian regime, as well as terrorists of PYD/YPG, which is the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

The foreign minister also noted that in order to avoid mistakes, the US should coordinate its actions in Syria with Turkey.


Last Modified: Thursday، 07 February 2019 08:06 PM