The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan held telephone talks with U.S. President Donald trump, during which they discussed the military operation of Ankara in the Syrian Affleck. This was reported by a source in the administration of the Turkish leader.
Erdogan urged trump to stop supporting the Kurdish groups in Syria, the source added.
In turn, the White house also issued a statement about the negotiations. The press release notes that trump has expressed concern over the escalation of the conflict in ‘ afrīn and called on Turkish counterpart to ensure de-escalation of tensions in Syria and avoid actions that may lead to conflict with US forces.
In addition, trump Erdogan expressed concern about “destructive” rhetoric that is heard from Ankara and detention in Turkey of citizens of the United States.