TRUMP TWEETS: Clarifies stance on agreement with Turkey over Syria

OCTOBER 8, 2019

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President Trump posted additional statements on Twitter Tuesday morning, clarifying the agreement with Turkey to allow them to move into northern Syria as the U.S. troops pull out.

Trump’s statement comes amid a wave of bipartisan backlash over the sudden move.  He tweeted:

So many people conveniently forget that Turkey is a big trading partner of the United States, in fact they make the structural steel frame for our F-35 Fighter Jet. They have also been good to deal with, helping me to save many lives at Idlib Province, and returning, in very…..

…..good health, at my request, Pastor Brunson, who had many years of a long prison term remaining. Also remember, and importantly, that Turkey is an important member in good standing of NATO. He is coming to the U.S. as my guest on November 13th. #ENDENDLESSWARS

In a second statement, Trump insisted the U.S. is not abandoning the Kurdish fighters. He wrote:

We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way have we Abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters. Likewise our relationship with Turkey, a NATO and Trading partner, has been very good. Turkey already has a large Kurdish population and fully….

….understands that while we only had 50 soldiers remaining in that section of Syria, and they have been removed, any unforced or unnecessary fighting by Turkey will be devastating to their economy and to their very fragile currency. We are helping the Kurds financially/weapons!

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