Pompeo asks. "We learned that when America retreats, chaos often follows".
The Trump administration is all over the map when it comes to USA foreign policy.
In December, Mr Trump said he was withdrawing all remaining troops because IS had been "defeated", adding "they're all coming back and they're coming back now".
The US top diplomat criticised US President Donald Trump's predecessor Obama for being naive and timid when confronted with challenges posed by the revolts that convulsed the Middle East, including Egypt, beginning in 2011.
Mr Bolton has talks for roughly two hours with Ibrahim Kalin, his Turkish counterpart, and other senior officials at Ankara's presidency complex but was snubbed by Mr Erdoğan himself, reflecting just how at odds the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners are on the issue.
The Saudis have often complained to the USA about the Iranian military presence in Syria.
Bolton quickly departed for the US on Tuesday after Erdogan refused to meet with him and later denounced him in a speech to parliament.
In Ankara, which has already protested against the statements made by United States officials on the Kurds, Bolton was expected to discuss guarantees that Turkey would not start military operations in Syrian territory to eliminate the Kurdish militant units. Bolton has been seeking assurances that Turkey wouldn't attack Washington's Syrian Kurdish allies after American forces depart.He said that Turkey would never compromise on the issue of the YPG Kurdish militia, which the usa has backed in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria.
Pompeo made the remarks in response to a question about whether a condition set by the US for the pullout that requires Turkey to promise not to attack the PYD/YPG, the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror organization, put the withdrawal at risk.
However, Mr Bolton, Mr Pompeo and even Mr Trump have tried to backtrack the comments, offering differing timelines ranging from 30 days to four months for the withdrawal. He remains reluctant to alienate Trump, said Nihat Ali Ozcan, a security policy analyst at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey.More news: Meghan Markle takes up royal roles at United Kingdom charities for women, animals
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Iran, Russia and Turkey act as the guarantors of an all-out ceasefire regime in Syria.
The two men in the Trump administration in charge of setting America's global priorities have been crisscrossing the Middle East this week, dividing up an already deeply divided region, trying desperately to separate fact from fiction and establish some sense of just where their nation's priorities are going, how the United States might get there, and whose help they might need along the way.
Instead, he praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, for his "vigorous efforts to combat the ongoing threat of terrorism as well as the radical Islamism that fuels it". Yet, the president's remark that Iran can do as it pleases in Syria completely contradicted Trump's past statements about challenging the Islamic Republic's ambitions in Syria.
They are meant to clarify Washington's policies in the Middle East with its regional allies and further strategic objectives that focus on the war against militant groups and the isolation of Iran. "Now comes the real 'new beginning'". "We will decide on its timing and we will not receive permission from anyone".
The US, along with Turkey, Gulf Arab states, and Jordan, has been supporting some rebel groups.
"Turkey proposes a comprehensive strategy to eliminate the root causes of radicalisation", wrote Erdogan.
A line of United States military vehicles drive through a checkpoint of the Internal Security Forces in Manbij as they head to their base on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city on December 30, 2018.
That US military support for the YPG has shaken relations between Washington and Ankara.
The announcement had shocked USA allies and sparked strong criticism in Washington.
Pompeo blamed the former president for ISIS's rampage, the "failed nuclear deal" with Iran, the civil war in Syria, and a host of other global conundrums before showering President Donald Trump with praise over his approach to the region.