US President Donald Trump has asked Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to end his country's military actions in northern Syria. Turkey started attacking towns in northern Syria last week following USA pulling out group of its troops in area. Soon after the US withdrawal, Turkey launched attacks on Kurdish fighters. It wants to create buffer zone on its border that is free of Kurds. President Trump called for immediate ceasefire in region and for talks with Kurds. US Vice-President Mike Pence told President Erdogan: " USA wants Turkey to stop the invasion, implement immediate ceasefire and to begin to negotiate with Kurdish forces in Syria to bring end to the violence".
President Erdogan has vowed that Turkey would press ahead with its offensive in northern Syria despite calls from around world to stop its incursion. He said: "We will never declare ceasefire. The USA is pressuring us to stop operation. It is announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions." He wrote in Wall Street Journal that: " international community missed its opportunity to prevent Syrian crisis from pulling entire region into maelstrom of instability. The European Union and world should support what Turkey is trying to do." President Trump said yesterday: "It is not our problem. It is time for us to go home."