Vice President Mike Pence told Fox News on Thursday in an exclusive interview that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "knows that President Trump means what he says," over Trump's threat to impose sanctions on Turkey when his military force arrests Conditions of a truce ignored -Feuer should stop Ankara's offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.
The five-day ceasefire is intended to give Kurdish forces time to withdraw from a so-called "safe zone" of undefined size, controlled by the Turkish military. Turkey states that it will commit to a permanent ceasefire as soon as the Kurds are released from the security zone. However, she is not obliged to withdraw her troops. In addition, the agreement relieves Turkey of the sanctions imposed by the government and its extension, which means that no sanction will be imposed on the operation. 1
"Did he [the president] have the means?" Roberts asked. "Because there are many analysts who said that the sanctions he announced earlier this week would not do that."
"John, we had a whole package of sanctions that the president would implement immediately if we had not been able to reach an agreement on a case," Pence said. "But the good news is that we did, and that's because of the strong stance that President Trump has taken over President Erdogan."
Roberts also questioned whether Erdogan could be taken at his word while Turkey was at it Erdogan, a member of NATO, "has basically turned a blind eye to the United States."
The President warned him against it to go to Syria. He has, "added Roberts. The President again sent him a letter warning him not to go to Syria. He basically threw it in the trash. Can you trust this guy? "
ERDOGAN THREW TRUMP'S IS NOT A FOCUS ON WASTE, SOURCES CLAIM ISIS," but added that Turkey "had very real terrorist problems, and ISIS and the PKK organization, a Kurdish terrorist group, which the United States recognized as a terrorist organization many years ago. "
President Erdogan's decision to use military force and cross the border allows us to set up a buffer zone from today that will contribute to peace and stability in the region, meeting Turkey's needs and Turkey's needs This creates a framework in which the United States and other nations around the world can contribute to the lives of the people living in the world. Englisch: www.comece.org/comece.taf?_function…&language=en The PKK slightly repeated Trump's Wednesday statement by the PKK, the Kurdish workers' party, as "probably worse at terrorism and in many ways more terrorist than ISIS". The PKK has been conducting a guerrilla campaign in Turkey since the 1980s. Ankara has long argued that the Kurdish fighters in northern Syria are nothing more than an extension of this group.
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Can you trust him in regards to his actions? "Roberts again asked.
" I think we will view this agreement as what it is, "Pence replied, adding," I think President Trump and President Erdogan have the kind of relationship where President Erdogan knows that President Trump says what he means, what he says. And I think on the basis of such an open and honest relationship, we can work together for a more peaceful region.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.