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Vice President, Pence will visit Turkey on Wednesday, as the country began to continue to a burglary in Syria, after President Trump ordered the withdrawal of American troops in Syria’s North-East.
The White house said on Tuesday that Pence will travel with Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, United States National Security Advisor Robert O’brien, and Ambassador James Jeffrey, with the goal of a ceasefire and negotiations on an agreement between Turkey and the Kurdish forces, the Americans had the allies to defeat the Islamic state.
“The ongoing violence in the region, the D-ISIS campaign, endangered undermines civilians and religious minorities and threatening the security of the entire region,” the White house said. “The government is committed to the security of the region, the security of civilians and the continued detention of the ISIS fighters.”
Vice President Pence in Washington this summer. He is on the way to Turkey.
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Pence’s office says he “to punish repeat to maintain President Trump Engagement, economic sanctions against Turkey until a solution is reached.” On Tuesday, Trump said that his government was the “strongest” sanctions against Turkey, imposed.
“We are very hard on the Turkey,” Trump. “You have to steel a lot of money for shipping.”
Pence, the travel torch comes with tensions in the region. There are reports that escaped the ISIS prisoners and Russian military patrolling in the vicinity of the Syria-Turkey border.
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Kelly craft, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters in Washington is “deeply concerned” that Russian troops patrolling between the two sides.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said it was good news that Pence would be traveling in Turkey.
“I’m glad that the Vice-President of Pence will quickly cause it to begin, a delegation from immediate talks with Turkey to put an end to this violence,” he said. “It would be a tragedy for our two Nations, if the Turkey in our common fight against ISIS is escalating in Syria, and emboldened enemies such as Iran and Russia.”
Now in its seventh day of a Turkish offensive against Kurdish fighters in Northern Syria has caused tens of thousands from their homeland to escape, it has also upended alliances, and is re-redrawing the map of the volatile North-Syria region.
In the first week of the Turkish attack, a minimum of 154 fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic forces were killed, as well as 128-fighters from the Turkish-backed Syrian political groups, according to the Syrian Observatory for human rights, a monitoring of the war. There are at least 69 civilians, said to have been killed in Syria. Turkey says six of its soldiers died and at least 20 Turkish civilians killed Kurdish mortar fire across the border.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.