US President Donald Trump has said his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, informed him he will “eradicate whatever is left of Isis in Syria”.
In a tweet late on Sunday, Trump said that Erdogan “is a man who can do it plus, Turkey is right ‘next door’.”
Taking to social media earlier in the day, Trump said he had spoken on the phone with Erdogan about “a slow and highly coordinated” withdrawal of US troops from Syria.
“We discussed ISIS, our mutual involvement in Syria, and the slow and highly coordinated pullout of US troops from the area,” Trump said in a tweet on Sunday, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group. “After many years they are coming home.”
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr has more.
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