10/9/2019, 7:07 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump says Turkey's Syria operation is 'bad idea'

United States President Donald Trump issued a statement on Wednesday saying his administration made it clear to Turkey that its military offensive in northeastern Syria is a "bad idea" which Washington does not endorse.

Trump stressed that he vowed in his presidential campaign to discontinue "endless, senseless wars" and that there are no more American soldiers in the area.

Turkey is now responsible for fighting ISIS in the region, he continued, and it will be held to the commitment to protect civilians, religious minorities and avoiding a humanitarian crisis. "We'll continue to monitor the situation closely," the president concluded.

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