Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Turkey and the U.S. agreed on pausing of Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria after a top-level meeting between the governments of the two allies.
The pause of the operation is not a cease-fire, a cease-fire can only happen between two legitimate sides, the Turkish foreign minister said after the meetings.
Ankara has ignored an offer by U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter sent to the Turkish president, adding that the ongoing Operation Peace Spring already responds to it.
"The letter written on Oct. 9 was rejected by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and thrown away," Turkish media quoted a diplomatic source as saying.