US President Trump response over breakthrough deal with Turkey

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US President Trump response over breakthrough deal with Turkey

WAAHINGTON - US Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Pompeo arrived in Ankara on Thursday to discuss the ongoing Turkish military operation in northern Syria.

The US and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria to allow the withdrawal of YPG forces from the area, US Vice President Mike Pence said, adding that it will last 120 hours, Sputnik has reported.

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to react to the news.

Pence said that with the implementation of the ceasefire the US will not impose further sanctions on Turkey.​ Trump has confirmed that sanctions will no be no longer necessary. He also called Erdogan 'a tough man' who did the right thing.

He added that the withdrawal of Kurdish YPG is already underway. The US will not have military personnel on the ground, Pence said.

Trump went on tweeting, praising the efforts which were taken to reach an agreement with Turkey.

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