The Report: Trump:"Erdogan is someone who can put an end to the ISIL in Syria"


The United States president Donald Trump said the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is someone who can put an end to the ISIL in Syria. Trump shocked the world with his promise last week to withdraw US troops from the region. The US Military confirmed earlier that the order to pull out US soldiers from Syria had been signed after talks between Trump and Erdogan. The US president’s decision triggered resignations from US defence Secretary James Mattis and special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat Daesh, Brett Mcgurk. So what does this sudden turnaround mean when it comes to Syria , US/Turkey relationship and the World?


Yusuf Erim,
Turkey analyst, TRT World

Joshua Landis
University of Oklahoma

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Mon, 24 Dec 2018 11:00 pm

30 mins

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