Turkey President Tayyip Recep Erdogan at White House: Turkey will restore damaged Syrian churches [#TurkeyPresident #TayyipRecepErodogan #WhiteHouse #SyrianChurches]
[Nov 14, 2019]
Turkey President Tayyip Recep Erdogan told media at the White House that Turkey will restore damaged Syrian churches as Christian communities along the border in Northeastern Syria are feeling vulnerable due to the Turkish incursion.
Tayyip Recep Erdogan met with United States President Donald Trump and a group of GOP senators on Thursday, November 19, 2019 in a widely publicized meeting that was reportedly held to “clear the air” amid congressional criticism of Turkey’s military operation in Northeastern Syria.
Operation Peace Spring, launched in October 2019 after Donald Trump announced a pullback of U.S. troops from the region in question, targets Kurdish fighters once backed by the U.S. in the battle against the Islamic State.
The Turkish government accused the Turkish-led Syrian Democratic Forces of being terrorists because of links to Kurdistan Workers’ Party, also known as the P.K.K.