Posts tagged as cease-fire

Defying NATO allies, Turkey says it rejects Syria cease-fire

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Turkey’s president says he won’t halt its military offensive in northeast Syria, despite growing pressure and sanctions from NATO allies. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments came as Washington, which has announced limited sanctions on Turkey, said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ankara Wednesday to try and reach a cease-fire deal. Speaking to a group of journalists, Erdogan said he told President Donald Trump: “We could never declare…

Turkey’s Erdogan calls for cease-fire in Idlib

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Turkey’s president is calling for a cease-fire and an end to airstrikes amid a looming campaign for Syria’s Idlib province. Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the comments Friday at a trilateral meeting between Iran, Russia and Turkey in Tehran. Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says “we have to force the United States to leave” Syria. Rouhani did not elaborate on the comment, which he made while speaking about Idlib. America has…