Date: February 22, 2020, 04:48:52 AM
Syrian surprise: How Trump's phone call changed the war: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
"Erdogan got more than he bargained for," said Soner Cagaptay, Director of the Turkish Program at the Washington Institute. "He had asked the U.S. to drop the YPG, but not withdraw from Syria".
He stressed the need for careful coordination over who should fill other areas which departing U.S. forces will leave, and warned of problems ahead if agreement could not be reached."Is it a big victory for Turkey?" another official said. "I'm not sure right now."
Turkey says the weapons must be collected so they are not used against Turkish troops, but U.S. officials say they cannot disarm their own allies when the fight is not yet over.