US National Security Adviser in Turkey to discuss Syria troop withdrawal

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FILE – In this Dec. 26, 2018 file photo, National Security Adviser John Bolton attends a meeting with President Donald Trump and senior military leadership at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. On Monday, Jan. 7, 2018, a Syrian Kurdish official said Syria’s Kurds are awaiting clarifications from the U.S. over America’s withdrawal plans following comments made by Bolton which appeared to contradict earlier comments by President Donald Trump. Bolton, on a visit to Israel Sunday, said U.S. troops will not leave northeastern Syria until IS militants are defeated and American-allied Kurdish fighters are protected. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

It’s the eve of a high-stakes meeting in Ankara, between the U.S. National Security Advisor and President Tayyip Erdogan.

John Bolton wants assurances Turkey will not target Washington’s Kurdish allies in Syria – once U.S. troops leave.

And, President Trump has now written on his social-media account that the U.S. will be leaving at a ‘proper pace.’

CGTN’s Michal Bardavid reports.