NEWS CENTER - In a statement released by the White House regarding Turkey’s operation into northern Syria, it has been indicated, “The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea".
The White House has released a statement for the press and shared the US President Donald Trump's remarks on Turkey's cross-border military operation launched into northern Syria earlier today (October 9).
The White House has shared the following statement:
"This morning, Turkey, a NATO member, invaded Syria. The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea.
"There are no American soldiers in the area. From the first day I entered the political arena, I made it clear that I did not want to fight these endless, senseless wars—especially those that don't benefit the United States.
"Turkey has committed to protecting civilians, protecting religious minorities, including Christians, and ensuring no humanitarian crisis takes place—and we will hold them to this commitment.
"In addition, Turkey is now responsible for ensuring all ISIS fighters being held captive remain in prison and that ISIS does not reconstitute in any way, shape, or form. We expect Turkey to abide by all of its commitments, and we continue to monitor the situation closely".