Donald Trump is the first to have greeted Thursday the "good news". Turkey suspends offensive in northern Syria following a meeting between US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish Head of State Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "Millions of lives are going to be spared," the president of the United States tweeted.
A five-day break
Turkey will suspend its offensive, launched on October 9 and dubbed Source of Peace , for five days, detailed Mike Pence at a press conference in Ankara. The Turkish offensive "will stop completely when this withdrawal has been completed" during this period of suspension, still according to the US Vice President. Kurdish YPG forces must leave a "security zone" 32 km deep along the Turkish-Syrian border.
The invitation sent by Donald Trump to Recep Tayyip Erdogan for November 13 will now depend on the outcome of ongoing talks with Ankara, said Thursday the White House. "It will depend on how things are going in the days to come," said Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trump's chief of staff, who also said that "the president has been very clear about what he expected of President Erdogan. ".