U.S. President Donald Trump said he will lift sanctions on Turkey after the country agreed to make a Syria ceasefire permanent.
Trump on Wednesday tried to claim credit for saving tens of thousands of Kurds and accomplishing a “great outcome” in Syria, as he sought to spin his involvement in Turkeys deadly invasion and the escape of dozens of Islamic State fighters as a political win.
During a televised address from the White House, Trump praised the five-day ceasefire agreement Vice President Mike Pence negotiated last Thursday with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, and announced that officials in Ankara would not direct the Turkish military to resume its assault in northeastern Syria.
“Early this morning, the government of Turkey informed my administration that they would be stopping combat and their offensive in Syria, and making the ceasefire permanent, and it will indeed be permanent,” Trump said, going on to express skepticism that the violence in the Middle East would indeed come to an end.
“However, you would also define the word permanent in that part of the world as somewhat questionable. We all understand that,” he said. “But I do believe it will be permanent.”
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