Turkey-Syria offensive: Erdogan rejects US ceasefire call

Sun Online Desk

16th October, 2019 02:23:18 printer

Turkey-Syria offensive: Erdogan rejects US ceasefire call

 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a US call for an immediate ceasefire in northern Syria.

Mr Erdogan's comments come ahead of a visit to Turkey by the US vice-president Mike Pence and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, reports BBC.

Turkey launched an offensive designed to drive away Kurdish troops after their main ally, the US, pulled out.

Russia, which backs Syria, has said it prevent clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces which have now moved into the area after a deal with the Kurds.

Turkey considers elements of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) a terrorist organisation and want to push them away from the border area.

 


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