US President Donald Trump has slapped sanctions on Turkey and demanded that the Nato ally prevent a military raid in northeast Syria that is quickly redesigning the combat zone of the deadliest ongoing war of the world.
Mr. Trump presented what critics describe was a de facto green light for attack of Turkey by ordering American forces away from the battlefield and urged the ceasefire in a call with President Tayyip Erdogan.
US Vice President Mike Pence addressed reporters on Monday, “The United States of America simply is not going to tolerate Turkey’s invasion in Syria any further. We are calling on Turkey to stand down, end the violence and come to the negotiating table,”
On the other side, United States President has also declared his plans to bring into action steel tariffs on Turkey and without delay stop negotiations on a $100 billion trade deal.
However, Mr. Trump’s that step rapidly received huge criticism by the top Democrat in Congress, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi explained, “His announcement of a package of sanctions against Turkey falls very short of reversing that humanitarian disaster,”
Turkey carries intention to deactivate the Kurdish YPG militia is considered to be the main element of Trump administration’s Kurdish-led ally, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which has been a key US partner in take to pieces the jihadist “caliphate” association by Islamic State militants in Syria.
Ankara gazes at the YPG as a terrorist group brought into line with Kurdish insurgents in Turkey. Although Russia-backed Syrian forces took rapid benefit of the sudden US withdraw in Syria on Monday, and to set up deep inside territory held by US-backed Kurdish forces south of the Turkish frontier.
According to latest updates, Mr. Trump has made public his attentions for a full withdrawal from northern Syria less than 24 hours previous.
Kurdish former allies of Washington announced they called in the regime forces as an emergency measure to assist repel the Turkish attack, was launched on Wednesday following what the Kurds proclaimed a US betrayal.
Apparently, the deployment of Syrian forces is a triumph for President Bashar al-Assad and his most powerful ally, Russia, giving them a grip in the biggest remaining swath of the nation that had been beyond their seize.