US President Donald Trump said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to make agreements with the Kurds.
“With Turkey and Syria, I will give an example. I told Erdogan: sign agreements, make peace. He didn’t really want, the Kurds didn’t really want. He agreed to this security zone. Suddenly they start fighting, and other countries get involved. Then I say: “Make arrangements.” They say, “OK, we’ll make a deal, “he said Tuesday on Fox News.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on October 9 last year announced the launch of operation Source of peace in Northern Syria, aimed at the banned PKK and the terrorist group “Islamic state.”
On October 17, the United States and Turkey announced that they had agreed to suspend Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria for 120 hours and withdraw Kurdish forces from the 30-kilometer buffer zone on the Syrian-Turkish border, which Ankara intended to control independently. Later, Erdogan said that the United States has not fully fulfilled its obligations to Turkey in the framework of agreements on Syria, and Ankara is not ready to compromise.