Turks, Syrian Kurds Institute “Permanent Ceasefire,” Trump Says

by Daniel Payne · Oct 23rd, 2019 4:17 pm
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Last Updated Nov 15th, 2019 at 4:46 pm

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that Turkish and Kurdish forces have agreed to a “permanent ceasefire,” signaling a potential end to a destructive and divisive conflict in Syria.

Describing the agreement as facilitated solely by the United States, the president called the ceasefire “very, very special.” Northern Syria has experienced turmoil in recent days and weeks after the Trump administration decided to pull troops from the area, leaving the Kurds open to Turkish attacks.

Trump also announced that he was lifting sanctions on Turkey. He had Recently imposed the sanctions in order to force the Turkish government to agree to U.S. terms regarding the Kurds.

Read more: “Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!”: Read the letter Trump sent to Turkey’s president

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