Trump said that about the remains of the ISIS* in Syria “taken care of local country”
WASHINGTON, 22 Dec — RIA Novosti. About the remnants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” in Syria* unable to take care of the countries of the region, including Turkey, said on Saturday the US President Donald trump.
“As for Syria, we initially were going to be there for three months, and that was seven years ago — we never left. When I became President, IG* rampage. Now IG* mostly defeated, and other regional countries, including Turkey, should be able without problems to take care of what’s left. We’re going home!” — he wrote in his Twitter.
Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed the readiness of the Turkish army in the next few days to launch a military operation against the self-defense forces of Syrian Kurds (YPG) to the East of the Euphrates river. Ankara has repeatedly accused Washington of arming the controlling North-East Syria, the YPG, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization, associated with the outlawed Turkey Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK). In this regard, the Turkish military has repeatedly conducted military operations against the Kurds in Syria.
On Friday, Erdogan said that he decided to postpone the start of military action in Syria after a phone conversation with US President Donald trump, which was held on December 14. Thus, according to Erdogan, trump made the decision on the withdrawal of troops from Syria after their communication.
* A terrorist group banned in Russia.
See also: Results of the US military operation in Syria