October 22, 2019 / 7:50 PM / 22 days ago

Erdogan, after sealing Russia deal, says U.S. has not kept promises on Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) following Russian-Turkish talks in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia October 22, 2019. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the United States has not fully kept its promises agreed in last week’s temporary truce in northeastern Syria, according to Turkish broadcaster NTV.

Erdogan, speaking after striking a deal with Russia to remove Syrian Kurdish fighters from Turkey’s border regions, was quoted as saying: “The U.S. has not fully kept its promises.”

“If we make compromises we would open the way for the terrorist organisation,” he added according to NTV.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Jonathan Spicer

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