Trump hails ceasefire and ‘safe zone’ on Turkey-Syria border as ‘great day for civilization’ but few believe it

The deal agreed between the US and Turkey immediately achieved the priority objective of vice-president Mike Pence’s peace mission to Ankara: Donald Trump was able to claim victory on Twitter.

The president had unwittingly alienated most of his own party over his acceptance of the Turkish invasion of north-eastern Syria, and was already in the midst of an impeachment battle.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 8:37pm
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