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World Erdogan, Trump to meet next month in Washington amid Syria tensions: Turkey

02:50  07 october  2019
02:50  07 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

White House says Turkey's Syria operation is imminent, US troops won't be present

  White House says Turkey's Syria operation is imminent, US troops won't be present The White House on Sunday night said Turkey will soon be launching a military operation in northeastern Syria and that U.S. troops will no longer be "in the immediate area" when it happens."Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial 'Caliphate,' will no longer be in the immediate area," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

President Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have agreed to meet in Washington in November amid tensions over Syria , Reuters. The group is a top enemy for Turkey , which sees it as an offshoot of the PKK, a Kurdish separatist movement based in Turkey .

Turkish President Erdogan says Turkey is ready to target terror groups in northern Syria , with or without support from the United States. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday agreed to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump in a visit to Washington this November.

President Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have agreed to meet in Washington in November amid tensions over Syria, Reuters reported Sunday.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump are posing for a picture: Erdogan, Trump to meet next month in Washington amid Syria tensions: Turkey© Getty Erdogan, Trump to meet next month in Washington amid Syria tensions: Turkey

The agreement came during a phone call Sunday where the two leaders discussed a "safe zone" east of the Euphrates River in Syria from which Kurdish fighters would be withdraw, Ankara reportedly announced.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

Conflict between the U.S. and Turkey over Kurdish fighters in Syria has been brewing for years.

America is allied with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which the U.S. sees as a vital collaborator to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Trump defends Syria move: The Kurds 'didn't help us' in Normandy

  Trump defends Syria move: The Kurds 'didn't help us' in Normandy President Trump on Wednesday criticized the Kurds, saying they didn't help the United States during World War II and that they were only fighting for their land in Syria during the battle against ISIS."The Kurds are fighting for their land," Trump told reporters at the White House during an event in the Roosevelt Room."And as somebody wrote in a very, very powerful article today, they didn't help us in the second World War, they didn't"The Kurds are fighting for their land," Trump told reporters at the White House during an event in the Roosevelt Room.

Erdoğan also stressed that Turkey is committed to fighting Daesh terrorists in Syria , and "will take all necessary precautions" to prevent similar problems from arising in the future. "The two leaders agreed to meet in Washington next month , per President Trump 's invitation," it said. On Aug.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ’ın first official visit with the US President Donald Trump was in Washington , the US, May 16, 2017. Turkey 's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump in New York will meet next week despite the increased tension between

The group is a top enemy for Turkey, which sees it as an offshoot of the PKK, a Kurdish separatist movement based in Turkey.

Victories against ISIS have left some territory in Northern Syria, near Turkey, under the control of Kurds.

Turkey and the U.S. met several times in the last months to find a resolution for the tensions.

Erdogan reportedly expressed frustration on the Sunday call with the slow place U.S. military and security officials have taken to implement the reported agreement between the two countries that would establish the safe zone.

House condemns Trump’s Syria withdrawal .
The House condemned President Donald Trump's withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, which paved the way for Turkey’s military assault against the Kurds.Voting 354 to 60, lawmakers approved a non-binding resolution opposing the move, which set the stage for Turkey's military assault against Kurdish forces in Syria that the U.S. partnered with to beat back Islamic State terrorists.

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