US National Security advisor John Bolton is in Turkey to discuss the gradual withdrawal of US troops from Syria
The US national security adviser has signaled a pause in planned troop withdrawals. The move abruptly announced by President Donald Trump last month was initially expected to be completed within weeks.
John Bolton's visit to Turkey seems unlikely to secure assurances for Kurdish groups in northern Syria. President Erdogan couldn't meet with Trump's national security adviser, but told allies he'd make no "concessions."
The first American troops and military vehicles have left Syria and moved into Iraq, according to observers. US officials are set to continue talks with Turkey on ensuring safety for the Kurdish fighters in the area.
The HDP garnered good election results in Turkey's southeast. But the enthusiasm of the party's supporters is limited: They worry the ruling AKP could impose a government administrator on their communities once again.
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