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Erdogan: Turkey Has No Intention Of Declaring A Ceasefire In NE Syria
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16 Oct 2019 01:24 AM EST

President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria. According to Reuters, Erdogan added he was unconcerned by U.S. sanctions over Ankara’s offensive. He also said he told Trump Turkey would “not negotiate with a terrorist organization” in response to Trump’s mediation offer. Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Turkey’s incursion into Syria would contribute to counter-terrorism efforts. Additionally, Erdogan told Putin the incursion would strengthen Syria’s territorial integrity, and aid a political solution process.

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