Turkish coordination with US in Syria not limited to military coordination: Erdogan spokesman

Reuters , Monday 24 Dec 2018

Ibrahim Kalin
File Photo: Turkey's presidential spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin (Reuters)

Coordination between Turkey and the United States in Syria is not limited to military coordination, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Monday.

US military officials will come to Turkey to meet with their Turkish counterparts and discuss coordination on Syria,  spokesman said 

US troops are preparing for withdrawal following Washington's surprise decision to pull out of Syria, where it has backed the Syrian Kurdish YPG forces against Islamic State group.

Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said there will be no step back or slowdown in the fight against the Islamic State group, and that Turkey will work closely with Russia in Syria, where Russia backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 

Ibrahim Kalin made the statement at a news conference.

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