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President Trump has played this out perfectly. By isolating Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and effectively leaving him naked to an alliance of his enemies, Erdogan is now urgently asking for the U.S. to mediate peace negotiations with Kurdish forces.
This request happens immediately after President Trump signed an executive order [See Here] triggering the sanction authority of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Erdogan called the White House requesting an urgent phone call with President Trump.
After President Trump talked to Kurdish General Mazloum Kobani Abdi, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, President Trump then discussed the options available to President Erdogan. As a result of that conversation, Erdogan requested the U.S. mediate negotiations. Vice-President Mike Pence announces he will be traveling to the region with National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien to lead that effort.
DAILY Sabah ISTANBUL
Published 14.10.2019 11:09
Updated 14.10.2019 11:59
Turkey and its allies will clear the northern Syrian towns of Ayn al-Arab, also known
Syrian towns of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobani, and Manbij from terrorists, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Monday.
"It looks like Turkey's operation won't have any problems in Syria's Ayn al-Arab as Russia also showed a positive approach," Erdoğan told reports ahead of his trip to Azerbaijan.
originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
I'm a 20 year Veteran and totally applaud getting us out of these forever wars we can't win.
originally posted by: AaarghZombies
a reply to: neoholographic
Trump out means a Pence presidency. And I just can't see pence being able to win the next election. He can't carry Trumps base, and he can't turn Democrat swing voters.
Which means a Democrat administration in 2020.