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Putin got what he wanted. Trump abandoned Kurdish allies at the mercy of Turkey, lifted sanctions against Turkey while Russia and Turkey move into northern Syria to fill the void.

Turkey Syria offensive: Trump lifts Turkey sanctions after deal - BBC News


He says Turkey assured him it would no longer attack the Kurds, and an agreed ceasefire would last.
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-10-23 at 12:49

Turkey just had to say they'll stop the offensive for Trump to immediately believe the ceasefire is permanent and claim accomplishing a "great outcome" in Syria, as he sought to spin his involvement in Turkey's deadly invasion and the escape of dozens of Islamic State fighters as a political win.

Trump lifts sanctions against Turkey


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 Erdogan of Turkey, and announced that officials in Ankara would not direct the Turkish military to resume its assault in northeastern Syria.
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-10-23 at 12:44

Trump lifts sanctions against Turkey, calling the cease-fire in Syria 'permanent'.

Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, claims victory 'against all evidence from the ground'


President Trump, during a press conference, said he is lifting sanctions that were placed on Turkey in response to their invasion of northern Syria. "Let someone else fight over this long blood-stained sand," he said of the region, acknowledging that "a few" ISIS prisoners escaped after the U.S.'s withdrawal. While Trump claimed that they have all been captured, U.S. Special. Rep for Syria Jeffrey told Congress Tuesday morning that over 100 ISIS prisoners escaped custody, and "we do not know where they are." MSNBC's Kristen Welker reports.
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