Turkey Agrees To Ceasefire In Northern Syria To Allow Kurdish Withdrawal
Friday, 18 October 2019 Turkey agreed to suspend its week-old military offensive targeting Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in Northeast Syria. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who on Tuesday refused his U.S. counterpart's request, agreed to a ceasefire after meeting with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara Thursday. The Turkish side will pause all fighting, code
The United States has imposed new sanctions against Turkish officials and institutions over the country's incursion into northern Syria, as Kurdish Syrian-Americans call the Trump administration's troop withdrawal a "betrayal" to the Kurdish people who fought alongside U.S. troops against ISIS.
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