Trump hopes to play mediator
President Trump has said that he hopes to mediate between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds, and also threatened to punish Ankara if its offensive in northeast Syria goes beyond limits. Trump tweeted on Thursday that the US has three options regarding the situation in Syria: “Send in thousands of troops and win militarily, hit Turkey very hard financially and with sanctions, or mediate a deal between Turkey and the Kurds,” Xinhua news agency reported. “I hope we can mediate,” Trump told the press later when he was asked about the three options.
zens of mortars into Turkish border towns, including Akcakale, killing six civilians, including a 9-month-old boy and three girls under 15.