REPORT: Turkish President Erdogan Told Trump To Join Assault On Northern Syria Or Just Get Out Of The Way

The Middle East Eye reports:

When Recep Tayyip Erdogan ended his call with Donald Trump on Sunday, there was a sense of frustration in the Turkish capital and a feeling that Ankara’s concerns had not been properly considered.

Just hours later those sentiments were reversed, as the White House released an explosive readout declaring its support for a Turkish assault in northeast Syria and upending US policy in the region.

“Erdogan told Trump that the US should either work with Turkey to conduct this operation or just get out of the way,” a Turkish official familiar with the conversation told Middle East Eye. To the authorities in Ankara, it appears that the US president decided after the call to do just that.