Live: Trump to make statement about conflict between Turkey and Kurds in Syria

Live: Trump to make statement about conflict between Turkey and Kurds in Syria

President Trump made an announcement about the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds in northern Syria, after the Kurds largely withdrew from the region under the terms of a 120-hour ceasefire. The announcement comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin negotiated a new six-day ceasefire, which allows Russia to step into the power vacuum created after Mr. Trump announced the withdrawal of 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria.

In his address, the president said he is lifting the sanctions on Turkey after the Turkish government promised him a permanent ceasefire.

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