United States President, Donald Trump has said former allies, the Kurds in Syria fighting Turkey invasion are not angels.
The American President said this on Wednesday during a White House Press briefing,stating that Turkey’s incursion of northern Syria “has nothing to do with us.”
He was answering questions at the White House, during a photo-op with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday.
Trump in a report by CNN said, “Our soldiers are not in harm’s way, as they shouldn’t be, as two countries fight over land that has nothing to do with us. And the Kurds are much safer now. The Kurds know how to fight and as I said, they’re not angels,” Trump said.
“That’s between Turkey and Syria. It’s not between Turkey and Syria and the United States.”
“Syria and Turkey can fight … They’ve got a lot of sand over there. There’s a lot of sand that they can play with.”
Meanwhile, Erdogan said on Wednesday that he would not meet with Pence and Pompeo, only Trump, but a spokesman for the Turkish president clarified several hours later that this was a misunderstanding and that the leader will have a scheduled meeting.