by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/08/19, 10:46 am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected efforts by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday to seek the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria. Bolton, during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Ibrahim Kalin, in Ankara, reiterated U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand that Turkey avoid targeting Kurdish forces as the United States withdraws its troops from Syria. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) help the U.S. military combat Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the region, but Turkey regards the group’s members as terrorists.