Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Withdrawal of the US forces from Iraq was an erroneous step, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, Trend reports with reference to the Turkish media Feb. 7.
He said the withdrawal of the US troops from Iraq led to a number of problems and chaos in the region.
The foreign minister noted that the strengthening of the "Islamic State" (IS) terrorist group became one of the main problems after the withdrawal of the US troops from Iraq.
Commenting on the withdrawal of the US forces from Syria, Cavusoglu noted that the freed positions shouldn’t be occupied by the forces of the Syrian regime, as well as terrorists of PYD/YPG, which is the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
The foreign minister also noted that in order to avoid mistakes, the US should coordinate its actions in Syria with Turkey.
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