“I did not know that all this would work so fast and so well. This is a great day for the USA and for Turkey, a great day for our partners who worked ... For the Kurds and for civilization. I thank everyone. Sanctions (against Turkey. - RT ) will already be optional, ”Trump said.

President Trump on the US-Turkey ceasefire in Syria: "It's a great day for the United States, it's a great day for Turkey ... it's a great day for the Kurds, It's really a great day for civilization" https: // t.co/MUuChyluCFpic.twitter.com/Fg2h6q5eta

- ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 17, 2019

The American president also thanked his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the counter-step on the suspension of the operation.

Earlier, Turkey and the United States agreed to suspend the “Source of Peace” military operation in northeastern Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw.

Turkey’s military operation in the SAR began on October 9. According to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, its goal is to eliminate the terrorist threat against the country and create a security zone where it is planned to return Syrian refugees.