The United States and Turkey to strike in a dispute over the handling of Kurdish militias in Syria's conciliatory tones. US President, Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Tuesday agreed to during a telephone Call on the establishment of a security zone in Northern Syria spoken.
Trump, who at first had threatened at the weekend, the Turkey with economic destruction, now, in the Expansion of economic relations between the two countries there is a considerable potential.
Erdogan spoke of an agreement of historical importance. He also announced, to meet, probably in January, with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia is an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of vital importance in the reorganization of Syria.
the Background to the dispute between Trump and Erdogan is the announcement of the Turkey to distribute after the withdrawal of the USA from Syria, the Kurdish militia YPG in the North of the country. This militia was the most important ally of the United States in ground combat against the terrorist group Islamic state (IS).
Turkey is the YPG and the outlawed Kurdish workers ' party PKK is the same, the fighting in Turkey for more autonomy for the Kurdish areas. At the weekend, Trump Turkey via Tweet with the economic destruction threatened should be annexed to the Kurdish suffering.
32 mile-wide security zone
Erdogan said on Tuesday that he sees the establishment of a 32-kilometre-wide security zone in the border area to Turkey. In addition, you could be further expanded. Militias should not have access to this Zone.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. presidential office said the two heads of state talked about the further cooperation against the Background of the initiated withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.
Trump explained that he wanted to take into account the security concerns of Turkey. The Turkey should not be allowed to proceed against Kurds or other groups in neighboring Syria, with whom the United States had fought together against the IS-militia. (nlu/sda)
Created: 15.01.2019, 16:02 Uhr