The United States and Turkey Today Announced an Historic Agreement

The United States and Turkey today announced an historic agreement putting an end to a week of hostilities in the border region of Syria:

Turkey is implementing an immediate ceasefire.

The two governments committed to safeguard religious and ethnic minorities.

Both governments are increasing cooperation to help detain ISIS fighters.

Relations between the United States and long-standing NATO ally Turkey have been bolstered.

This agreement is the result of President Donald Trump’s forthright leadership over the past week and the successful negotiations in Ankara led by Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, backed by a team of skilled and dedicated diplomats and military officers.