Trump calls on Turkey to broker ceasefire

Source: The Hill | October 14, 2019 | Brett Samuels and Morgan Chalfant

President Trump on Monday called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to negotiate a ceasefire with Kurdish forces amid violence in the region precipitated by a U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria.

Vice President Pence told reporters outside the White House that Trump “pressed [Erdogan] very strongly” in a phone call earlier in the day to broker a ceasefire immediately.

Pence will lead a delegation to Turkey in the coming days to help broker a settlement between Ankara and Kurdish forces, he added.

“The president of the United States called on the president of Turkey to stop the invasion, to enact an immediate ceasefire and to begin negotiations with Kurdish forces in Syria,” said Pence, who was joined by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and national security adviser Robert O’Brien.

Trump received a “firm commitment” that the Turks would not attack the Syrian city of Kobani, Pence said, where there is a significant concentration of Kurds.


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     ConservativeGranny #32494

    Trump and the GOP don’t get a do over and make Trump look like a peacemaker now. They all allowed this to happen. The terrorists have escaped, people have died and our troops now face an even more dangerous situation. How do they figure they come out looking like the good guys in this?

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