Fact-Checking Trump on Syria, Erdogan and the Kurds

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The president wrongly claimed that a violent Kurdish separatist group was “more of a terrorist threat” than ISIS, among other inaccurate claims.

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Erdogan: Syria offensive will end if Kurds withdraw
Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned "safe zone," President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned that no power could stop it until then. Emily Wither reports.

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