nearvideo Vice President Pence announces US and Turkey agree to ceasefire in Syria
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President Trump said on Thursday “a great day for civilization,” as Vice President, Mike Pence and Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, with a view to a weapons announced a standstill agreement that would put an end to the violence between Turkey and Kurds in Syria after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.
The offer is for a 120-hour ceasefire, during which time was able to drag the Kurdish troops from the approximately 20 km wide security zone on the Turkish-Syrian border. All of the Turkish military operations in the framework of the recent offensive, ” Operation peace spring break is during this time, and the operation itself will come to an end, following the completion of the Kurdish withdrawal, under the terms of the deal.
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“This is a great day for civilization,” Trump said in a tweet, the Pence and Pompeo discussed after a press conference where the offer. “I am proud of the United States for the bonding of me in the following, a necessary, but a bit unconventional. People have tried to make this ‘offer’ for many years. Millions of lives can be saved. Congratulations to ALL of you!”
Trump claims that just three days ago, such an agreement “could NEVER have been made”, but “tough love” was necessary in order to achieve it.
In addition to agreeing to the terms of an armistice, the United States and Turkey, “committed to defeating ISIS activities in North-East Syria,” Pence announced during a press conference.
“Turkey and the United States agreed on the priority of the compliance with the endangered human life, human rights, and in particular the protection of religious and ethnic communities in the region,” the Vice President added.
It remains to be seen if the Kurds agree to the terms of the transaction, the said Pence, was reached after more than five hours of talks with Erdogan and Turkish officials.
“We think that the contract ends today, the first violence, that is what President Trump sent us to do here,” Pence said. “We have achieved that.”
Pence, said that the United States approve of the Turkey military operation, but under the terms of the transaction, the lifting of sanctions against Turkey on the performance of the agreement by both sides.
The Turkish offensive began after Trump announced the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria. Trump was heavily criticized for the move, the legislators from both parties.
Last week, Trump threatened in a letter to Erdogan and encouraging him to “work-out is a good thing,” to “destroy” the economy of Turkey, if Erdogan continued his aggression against the Kurds.
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“Don’t be such a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!” Trump said, stating that he would call Erdogan.
It was reported by the BBC on Thursday that Erdogan “rejected absolutely” the letter and threw it “in the trash”, but hours later, Pence announced, the possible truce.