Turkey will not settle for less than destruction of PKK in Manbij as roadmap drawn

road map on the future of Manbij has been agreed on following a meeting between Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Monday, Ankara announced. This is a new step in Washington-Ankara normalization efforts, which Turkey is expected to take with a grain of salt as the U.S. has failed so far to cooperate against the PKK terrorist group in Syria. Source Daily Sabah

Assad: Why talk to Trump if he doesn’t control the US?

A further reason is that we don’t think the president of that regime is in control. We all believe that the deep state, the real state, is in control, or is in control of every president, and that is nothing new. It has always been so in the United States, at least during the last 40 years, at least since Nixon, maybe before, but it’s becoming starker and starker, and the starkest case is Trump. Source Ekathimerini