"Although we made a clear agreement with U.S. President Trump, different voices are emerging from different parts of the administration", Erdogan said as Bolton prepared to leave town after meeting other Turkish officials.
His top diplomat Mike Pompeo is on a whirlwind regional tour aimed at reassuring allies amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Turkey over the fate of Washington's Syrian Kurdish allies in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group.
His declaration of victory against ISIS was far from unanimous, and officials said US defense and military leaders were trying to dissuade him from ordering the withdrawal right up until the last minute. Ankara views the Kurdish forces as terrorists aligned with insurgents inside Turkey. Without giving any further details, he wrote "Create 20 mile (32 kilometers) safe zone".
President Trump used Twitter Sunday night to spell out his plans for a pull-out in Syria.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday sought to reassure Washington's Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS, who fear the departure of American troops would allow Turkey to attack them. "We will not compromise", Erdoğan said.
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Colonel Sean Ryan, the coalition spokesman, said: "The SDF is making great progress and continues to liberate more territory once held by ISIS (Islamic State), but the fight continues".
President Trump shocked allies and faced strong criticism at home last month when he ordered U.S. forces to immediately begin withdrawing from the approximately 30% of Syria controlled by the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance.
It considers the YPG and its political wing, the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), to be "terrorist groups" with ties to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey. "Will attack again from existing nearby base if it reforms", the President tweeted on Sunday.
Ground troops first arrived in autumn 2015 when then-President Barack Obama sent in a small number of special forces to train and advise YPG fighters.
On Friday, the US -led coalition said it had started the pullout, but officials later said only equipment, not troops, were going. "We also benefit but it is now time to bring our troops back home". Lindsey Graham also said that there are some elements among the Kurds in Syria who pose a legitimate national security threat to Turkey and that hopes to have a meeting with Erdoğan to discuss the situation in the war-torn country.