US President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Thursday there was “great news out of Turkey” after a US delegation held talks in Ankara over Turkey’s military incursion into northeast Syria.
Trump praised the US Syria ceasefire deal with Turkey, said “there needed to be some ‘tough’ love in order to get it done.”
This deal could NEVER have been made 3 days ago. There needed to be some “tough” love in order to get it done. Great for everybody. Proud of all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2019
US Vice President Mike Pence met Erdogan earlier on Thursday as part of a US mission to persuade Turkey to halt an offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria.
Separately a Turkish official told Reuters that Turkey “got exactly what we wanted out of the meeting.”