Cavusoglu plans to visit Russia

Cavusoglu plans to visit Russia

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he planned to pay a visit to Russia to discuss the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.

"I will travel to Russia to evaluate the process of US forces’ withdrawal from Syria," the Haberturk newspaper cited the minister as saying.

According to the top diplomat, Turkey and the United States have agreed to complete the implementation of the roadmap on Syria’s Manbij before the US pullout of Syria.

Cavusoglu stressed that, if France wanted to retain military presence in Syria to protect terrorists from the Self-Defense Forces, that would benefit neither France nor these Self-Defense Forces, TASS reported.

On December 19, U.S. President Donald Trump announced Washington’s decision to begin the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria. He noted that the United States had succeeded in its mission to defeat the ISIS terror group and that it was time to bring U.S. troops home. 

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