December 23, 2018 / 6:59 PM / 7 months ago

Trump, Erdogan to coordinate as U.S. pulls out of Syria - Turkish presidency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an opening ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey December 23, 2018. Murat Kula/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Sunday to coordinate to prevent an authority vacuum from developing as the United States withdraws from Syria, the Turkish presidency said.

In a phone call between the two leaders, Erdogan also expressed satisfaction with steps taken by Washington regarding combating terrorism in Syria and said Turkey was ready to provide any type of support, the presidency said.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen. Editing by Jane Merriman

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