US Issues Warning To Turkey On Syria Front

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President Donald Trump urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday to scale back his country’s assault on Kurdish positions in Syria, signaling mounting American anxiety that Ankara’s latest military foray will jeopardize the U.S. campaign against the Islamic State and undermine hopes for peace talks aimed at ending the war in Syria.

In a call, Trump told Erdogan that the intensifying conflict in Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria “risks undercutting our shared goals in Syria,” according to a White House statement that described the two leaders’ conversation in pointed terms.

Trump “urged Turkey to de-escalate, limit its military actions, and avoid civilian casualties and increases to displaced persons and refugees,” the statement said.

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  1. There exists ONE method of stopping this sultan wannabe – kicking Turkey out of NATO. While that country possesses one of the mightiest military machines in the entire world, its present defense system includes almost entire Europe, plus the United States, since an attack on any NATO member is considered a declaration of was on the whole. With this increasingly fundamentalist Islamic nation being on its own, not only its finest weapons procurement would become a thing of the past, but the one single country that has been the Turks’ enemy for half of a millennium could finally end Erdogan’s regional ambitions. Russia.

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