In a press conference in the Turkish capital Ankara, Mr Pence said the two countries had agreed to a five-day ceasefire in northeastern Syria to allow for the withdrawal of the Kurdish YPG forces from the area.
The Kremlin on Thursday questioned the tone of a letter sent by U.S. President Donald Trump to his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, which it called highly unusual for correspondence between heads of state.
"I want to bring our soldiers back home...we're not a police force; we're a fighting force...we're the greatest fighting force ever", he stated.
People flee from the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ayn along the border with Turkey.
Turkish invasion of Syria entered the ninth day on Thursday and continued despite a direct USA appeal for a ceasefire conveyed to President Erdogan personally by American Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara. He also added, "It will look upon you as the devil if good things don't happen".
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had a simple response to President Trump's October 9 letter warning him against taking action along the Syrian border: He threw it "in the bin".Читайте также: Gordon Sondland, EU Ambassador, Testifies Before Congress On Ukraine
Erdogan, however, launched the invasion the same day he received the letter.
"Don't be a tough guy".
"Let's work out a good deal", Trump wrote in the letter dated 9 October, whose authenticity was confirmed to AFP by the White House. On Oct. 6, Trump told Erdogan he would move USA troops out of the way, clearing the way for Turkey's offensive against our allies.
It appears to support the president's contention that he didn't give Erdogan his approval for the Turkish military campaign. You don't want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don't want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy - and I will. History will look upon you favourably if you get this done the right and humane way.
He said he had confidentially enclosed to Erdogan a copy of a letter Mazloum had sent him.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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