In a pre-planned speech in front of parliament today, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unloaded on National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he made a “serious mistake” in his recent comments calling for Kurdish security as a pre-condition for U.S. withdrawal from Syria:

Erdogan also snubbed Bolton and refused to meet with him:

But it was a “polite” snub:

Bolton met with Erdogan’s spokesman instead:

According to reports, the meeting ended with no deal:

And Turkey wants to make sure that they get control of U.S. bases and weapons upon the withdrawal of U.S. forces:

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