Donald Trump Says That US Is Going To Act 'Tough' With Turkey

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Donald Trump stated that the sanction he had imposed against Turkey was extreme and tough, as a delegation headed to Ankara to press Turkey to stop its attacks

Written By Ruchit Rastogi | Mumbai | Updated On:
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US president, Donald Trump, stated that the sanction he had imposed against Turkey was very extreme and tough, as a group of diplomats headed by American VP, Mike Pence, prepared to go to the capital city of Turkey, Ankara, in order to pressurize Turkey to put a stop to their military plan of action in the northern part of Syria.

The US being "very tough" on Turkey

In a public address, Trump stated that he wanted to bring back American troops deployed in Syria. In addition to this, NSA Robert, O'Brien, and State of Secretary, Mike Pompeo, a part of the US delegation, are all set to meet the Turkish president on October 17. 

Turkey orchestrated attack which happened after the USA took the decision to pull out its troops from Syria, plans to push the Kurdish backed SDF(Syrian Democratic Forces) from the militant infested areas. Turkey wants to set up a base in the terror hit areas, that will allow them to accommodate approximately 2 million Syrian refugees.

Read: UK, Spain Join To Suspend Arms Exports To Turkey Over Syria Offensive

According to reports, a statement from the White House stated that the current situation in the affected areas is a stark contradiction to the campaign launched to defeat the extremist group, ISIS, as lives of innocent civilians and children are endangered and the security of the region is threatened. In addition to this, the White House added that it will definitely put an end to the ongoing crisis and ensure the safety of the civilians. The American president imposed sanctions that proposed to increase tariffs on steel and end dialogues on a $100 billion trade deal.

The decision to pull out troops faces criticism

A resolution was tabled in the congress that was in complete opposition to Trump's decision of pulling out the troops from Syria. In relation to this, House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi and Senator, Chuck Schumer, stated that President Trump's chaotic decision to withdraw the troops needs to be handled by a strong and a capable leader from the Congress.

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's promise

In events that precede the latest development, Turkey president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, promised to not let any member of the extremist group, ISIS, leave the eastern part of Syria with concerns of foreign countries over Turkey's military action in the war-ravaged country. 

While speaking to an international media outlet, the Turkish president added that he was surprised about how his western counterparts were worried about Turkey's stance on eliminating the militant fighters.

Recep also stated that the countries who are trying to teach his country on how to tackle ISIS, are the same ones who failed to stop the extremist group when they were on a constant rise a few years back in 2014 and 2015. 

The United States of America, imposed sanctions on Turkey as it was seeking an end to the ongoing military conflict in Syria, blaming its NATO ally for putting citizens in danger and giving way for the terrorists to enter terror hit areas.

Read: Kremlin Says It Wants To Avoid Conflict With Turkey In Syria

Read: President Erdogan Says Turkey Will Send Back To 1 Mn Refugees To Syria

(With inputs from agencies)

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