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US does not endorse Turkish invasion of Syria: Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the US does not endorse Turkey s military offensive in Syria, describing it as a bad idea, but defended his efforts to pull American forces out of the region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the military offensive on Wednesday. The White House announced late Sunday that Turkey would soon carry out a military operation in northern Syria and that US troops will no longer be in the immediate area, raising widespread concerns about the safety of the Kurds without American forces to act as a buffer. This morning, Turkey, a NATO member, invaded Syria. The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea, Trump said hours after Turkish forces entered northern Syria. There are no American soldiers in the area, he said. From the first day I entered the political arena, I made it clear that I did not want to fight these endless, senseless wars especially those ..

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