Turkish President Recp Tayyip Erdogan agreed to a cease-fire in northern Syria following his meeting with US President Mike Pence Thursday.
Turkey will suspend its operations to allow the Kurdish YPG forces to withdraw from the designated safe zone.
US President Donald Trump hailed the cease-fire agreement.
“Great news out of Turkey. News Conference shortly with @VP and @SecPompeo. Thank you to @RTErdogan. Millions of lives will be saved!” the president tweeted.
The cease-fire will last 120 hours.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2019