U.S. opposes any Turkish mistreatment of Kurdish allies in Syria-U.S. official

by Reuters
Tuesday, 8 January 2019 16:46 GMT

ANKARA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. national security adviser John Bolton told his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday that the United States would oppose any mistreatment by Turkish forces of Washington's Kurdish allies in Syria, a senior U.S. official said.

Bolton did not consider himself to have been snubbed by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's refusal to meet him during a visit to Turkey because plans for talks between the two had not been confirmed, the official told reporters traveling with Bolton. (Reporting by Steve Holland, writing by Matt Spetalnick Editing by James Dalgleish)

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