25 February 2021,   14:30
Turkey`s incursion into Syria is "not our border" - Donald Trump

Donald Trump has said Turkey"s incursion into Syria is "not our border", and called the former US allies the Kurds "no angels". Earlier reports suggested the president said Turkey"s operation in Syria was "not our problem".

"They have a problem at a border. It"s not our border. We shouldn"t be losing lives over it. Our soldiers are out of there. Our soldiers are totally safe. They"ve got to work it out. Maybe they can do it without fighting", - said Trump. - "We"re watching and we"re negotiating and we"re trying to get Turkey to do the right thing, because we"d like to stop wars regardless."

The President added that the Kurdistan Workers" Party - a rebel group that fights for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey - "is probably worse at terror and more of a terrorist threat in many ways than" Islamic State.