BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Tuesday that he and U.S. President Donald Trump have come to a “historic understanding”  on the Syrian conflict.

Speaking at a parliament meeting, Erdogan said that Trump reassured him that the U.S. Armed Forces would be withdrawing from Syria in the near future.

Furthermore, Erdogan said that he and Trump reached an agreement that would allow Turkey to create a 32-kilometer-long safe zone across northern Syria.

The idea for the safe zone was first mentioned by Trump on Sunday when he said a safe zone was needed to protect the Kurds from a Turkish assault.

This tweet by Trump sparked heavy criticism from Turkey, who viewed his comments as inappropriate and threatening.

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Ehhh! A declared safe zone by Turkey without permission from the Syrian Government means squat. The Syrian Government neither asked the Americans nor the Turks that they should intervene in Syria regarding their Kurdish citizens and the areas they occupy. This is not a UN sanctioned action and thus has no international legal standing

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As soon as SAA let the Kurds behind while their duty, regarding the Hague convention, was to evacuate them from under attack areas, Syrian govt ended with no say about what locals did, these were perfectly entitled, as they did, to call Germany, France and later USA for help. UN hadn’t to sanction this since it’s in the Hague Convention. They’re apparently not into this but would Rojava do a referendum and reclaims independence, this would be absolutely legal under international law since Syrian govt gave up its rights by letting the populations behind the frontlines to what would have… Read more »

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the ‘syrain government’ fucked off when the head choppers rolled into town leaving the kurds to defend for themselves, with help from the yanks, so the ‘syrian government’ can stay fucked off