Trump Gives Turkey Green Light to Invade Syria

„Turkey will soon move forward with its long-planned military operation to create what it calls a „safe zone“ in northern Syria – and U.S. forces will not support or be involved in it, the White House press secretary announced early Monday morning. The move is an extraordinary reversal of US policy that leaves America’s allies wondering whether they can still rely on the Trump administration.

The statement came after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump discussed in a phone call Turkey’s plans to establish a „safe zone“ east of the Euphrates River in Syria. For four years, the US and mostly Kurdish fighters have fought and defeated Islamic State in northeast Syria.“ (…)

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