Trump: "Big success on the Turkey-Syria Border"

Trump: "Big success on the Turkey-Syria Border"
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  • calendar-gray 23 October 2019

Big success" has been achieved at the Turkish-Syrian border, U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday after Turkey and Russia agreed on a safe zone deal, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

"Safe Zone created! Ceasefire has held and combat missions have ended. Kurds are safe and have worked very nicely with us. Captured ISIS (Daesh) prisoners secured," Trump tweeted.

He also said he will be making a statement at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) from the White House.

The deal, reached between Ankara and Moscow on Tuesday, will see Russian military police and Syrian border guards "facilitate the removal" of People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists and their weapons from within 30 kilometers (18 miles) of the border.

This withdrawal must be finalized within 150 hours.

The Turkey-Russia agreement was reached after marathon talks between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Vladimir Putin in Russia on Tuesday.

It will also see Turkey preserve a "safe zone" inside Syria about 120 km long and 32 km deep. Russia and Turkey will eventually launch joint patrols along the zone.

Faiq Mahmudov

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