Erdogan refuses to meet with Evangelical Leaders. who reek of their Ukranian Liars Fest, and Sleazy Shaming of LGBT People. Where’s that self-righteous Moral High Ground, now, after The Commander in Chief – SURRENDERED?
“Bring the Big Liar Blunderbust of Christendom before me, and KISS MY ASS!”
John The Prophet
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that he will not meet with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when the two senior officials arrive in Turkey on Thursday to urge a ceasefire in Syria.
Erdogan said he’d meet with President Donald Trump, who is not traveling to Turkey.
Pence and Pompeo leave for Ankara on Wednesday afternoon. News of Erdogan’s refusal to meet with them was first reported by Sky News, a British broadcaster.
Earlier, Erdogan rejected Trump’s request in a phone conversation to call a halt to Turkish military operations in northeastern Syria. Turkey’s leader said he will not negotiate with Kurdish forces his government is trying to push out of the area.
“They say ‘declare a ceasefire.’ We will never declare a ceasefire,” Erdogan told reporters on flight back from Baku late on Tuesday where he attended a regional business summit in Azerbaijan’s capital.
In an address to Turkey’s Parliament on Wednesday, Erdogan said that Turkey’s military offensive would end if Syrian Kurdish fighters left a border area in northeast Syria, according to the country’s official Anadolu news agency.
The Trump administration is scrambling to contain the escalating domestic and international fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, a move that paved the way for Turkey’s assault on Syrian Kurdish fighters who it considers to be terrorists. U.S.-led coalition forces have for the last several years successfully partnered with Syrian Kurds to fight the Islamic State group.