Trump and Erdogan take war of words to Twitter

Published: October 18, 2019
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US President Donald Trump talks to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. PHOTO: REUTERS

US President Donald Trump talks to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. PHOTO: REUTERS

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan replied a tweet of his US counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday.

“Mr. President, many more lives will be saved when we defeat terrorism, which is humanity’s arch enemy. I am confident that this joint effort will promote peace and stability in our region,” Erdogan tweeted.

Erdogan’s remarks came shortly after Ankara agreed with Washington to pause Operation Peace Spring for five days so that YPG/PKK could leave the region.

Among the terms are the re-collection of YPG heavy weapons and the destroying of their fortifications and all other fighting positions.

Turkey will get 20 miles (32 kilometers) of safe zone south of the Turkish border in Syria, US Vice President Mike Pence told a press conference in Ankara following a meeting with Erdogan that took more than an hour-and-a-half.

‘Pakistan will side with Turkey every time’

Pence said that Turkey and the US also agreed to eliminate Daesh completely in Syria’s northeast, underscoring that Washington agreed to withdraw the existing sanctions when the operation is halted.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria on Oct 9 in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.

 

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  • Bunny Rabbit
    Oct 18, 2019 - 7:03PM

    Err … I don’t hear the name of Asad any where . Was he not supposed to rule Syria ? how can there be any plan about Syria without him ?Recommend

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