US, Turkey to halt military activities in Syria

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The United States and Turkey have reached an agreement to halt their military activity in Syria for 5 days in order to provide the Kurds way to freely leave the territory, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday.

Despite the fact that  US President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose new sanctions “against current and former officials” in Turkey “and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria,” he cancels them.

Trump highly appreciated Turkey’s undertaken efforts to ensure security on its border with Syria.

“For many, many years Turkey, in all fairness, they’ve had a legitimate problem with it,” Trump said. “This outcome is something they’ve been trying to get for 10 years.”

US President could not but admit his own merits. But for his calls at a campaign rally, the countries would not reach a short-term piece.

“Everybody agreed to things that three days ago they would have never agreed to — that includes the Kurds. This is a situation where everyone is happy,” Trump said, adding “If we didn’t go this unconventional, tough-love approach … they couldn’t have gotten it done.”


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