Pence Meets with Erdogan, Seeking Syria Border Cease-Fire

U.S. officials were expected to warn Turkish President Erdogan that he will face additional economic sanctions if he doesn't halt his assault on Kurdish forces.

  • Published 17 October 2019

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence pursued an uphill mission to persuade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call for a cease-fire in his fight with Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Pence and Erdogan wore dour expressions as they shook hands before a nearly 90-minute one-on-one meeting, and during an expanded bilateral meeting with the full delegations. After hours of meetings it was not immediately clear if… Read at AP News