Pence and Pompeo in Turkey for talks with Erdogan
if($('.nav-wrapper').width()<728){ google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "8024336238"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; } else { google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "1705860969"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; }

Pence and Pompeo in Turkey for talks with Erdogan

Orient Net
Date: 2019-10-17 16:55
US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Thursday (October 17) in Ankara for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria.

Pence is expected to urge Turkey to halt its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, a day after US President Donald Trump threatened heavy sanctions over the operation.

The week-long assault has created a new humanitarian crisis in Syria with 160,000 civilians taking flight, a security alert over thousands of ISIS militants abandoned in Kurdish jails, and a political maelstrom at home for Trump.

Trump has been accused of abandoning the Kurdish fighters, who were Washington's main partners in the battle to dismantle Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Syria, by withdrawing US troops from the border as Turkey launched its offensive on October 9.

Related

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "4041467030"; google_ad_width = Math.floor($('.col.m12').first().innerWidth()/10)*10-30; google_ad_height = 90;
Civilians killed as Russian warplanes bomb Aleppo countryside .Car bomb blast kills five civilians, injures 9 in Raqqa’s Tel Abyad .Nine Syrians die of cold, suffocation .Child dies of cold in Aleppo’s Afrin .Turkey deploys troops to observation points in Syria .Turkey neutralizes 100 Assad militiamen in Syria’s Idlib in 2 days .Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria .Erdogan: Turkey to push back Assad regime from observation posts .Turkish, Russian military chiefs discuss Idlib on phone .Israeli airstrikes hit targets near Damascus International Airport .UN: 800,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, flee Russian-backed offensive .Opposition fighters kill, injure dozens of Assad militiamen in Idlib, Aleppo countryside .Idlib demonstrators call international community to stop Russia’s slaughtering of civilians in Syria .Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 1,771 .Gunmen kill 24 in attack on Burkina Faso church