Erdogan to tell Trump that USA didn’t implement agreed parts in Syria’s deal

epa07284461 (FILE) - US President Donald J. Trump (L) looks at Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 11 July 2018 (reissued 14 January 2019). Trump and Erdogan discussed on the phone the US troop withdrawal from Syria among other bilateral issues, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. EPA-EFE/TATYANA ZENKOVICH

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today he would tell US counterpart Donald Trump that Washington must do more to implement a ceasefire deal they agreed in order to halt Turkey’s offensive in Syria.

As he prepared to leave for Washington, Erdogan told reporters: “I will tell him, with the use of documents, that the agreement we reached on the operation has not been fully implemented.”

Turkey struck a deal with the United States on October 17 to suspend its military offensive in northern Syria, in return for Washington ensuring a pullout of Syrian Kurdish forces from a proposed “safe zone”.

Ankara concluded a separate deal with Russia a few days later under which Moscow agreed to ensure the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from adjacent areas.

Via Malay Mail

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