Erdogan explained all the problems with the US presence in Iraq and Syria and annoyed Trump, according to a high-ranking government official who had carefully read the phone call between the two presidents.
"OK, everything is yours" We're done, "Trump said, according to the source.
During the call on December 14, Erdogan Trump told Trump that the US should withdraw from Syria by joining According to a separate source familiar with the call, the President asked for assurances from Erdogan that Turkey would continue to fight ISIS and defeat the terrorist group.
A high-ranking official of the IS White House said that Erdogan Trump gave his "word" that Turkey would end ISIS.
On Friday Erdogan said to the president, "As your friend, I give you my word here," said the high-ranking White House official.
Erdogan described his conversation with Trump during a speech last Friday, saying he told Trump he could free Syria from ISIS.
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"And so they started to get out," said Erdogan.
"As part of the Mr. Trump's telephone conversation, we have begun to prepare plans for operations to eliminate ISIS elements in Syria, "he continued.
The Associated Press first reported details of the call.
Trump and Erdogan held another call on Sunday when the two discussed the conflict in Syria, both nations said.
"I just had a long and productive call with Turkish President @RT_Erdogan. We talked about ISIS, our mutual engagement in Syria and the slow and highly coordinated withdrawal of US troops from the region. After many years, they come home. We also discussed the greatly expanded trade, "Trump tweeted.
Eli Watkins and Arwa Damon of CNN contributed to this report.