US Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
WASHINGTON – Jan. 12, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement:
The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. They agreed on the importance of continuing U.S.-Turkish consultations as part of the deliberate and coordinated withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria. Secretary Pompeo reiterated the United States’ commitment to addressing Turkish security concerns along the Turkey-Syria border, while emphasizing the importance that the United State places on the protection of forces who worked with the United States and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.