Trump Praises Ceasefire In Syria, Turkey Says It’s Just A “Pause”


President Donald Trump is praising a “ceasefire” between the U.S. and Turkey in Syria. Speaking in Texas, he thanked the Kurds, Turkish President Erdogan, Vice President Mike Pence, and other countries for an agreement which is good for the world.

Trump told reporters in North Texas the pause will save lives and make sure ISIS is kept under wraps. He also called it a tremendous situation which avoided a "disastrous war." Trump also suggested a peace deal could be reached in the area.

The problem? Erdogan doesn’t see it as a cease-fire at all – he’s calling it a “pause.” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the agreement was not a “cease-fire” – and that Turkey will continue to control the border zone. What everyone agrees on? That Turkey will stop attacks for 120-hours – or five days – to allow Kurds to leave disputed areas. On a related note, the US will hold off on promised sanctions for the moment as well.

Source: White House