🇹🇷Turkey-Syria🇸🇾 Offensive: Erdogan Rejects🇺🇸 US Ceasefire Call

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a US call for an immediate ceasefire in northern Syria.

Mr Erdogan's comments come ahead of a visit to Turkey by the US vice-president and secretary of state.

Turkey launched an offensive targeting Syrian Kurdish fighters last week after US troops allied to them pulled out.

Russia, which backs Syria's government, has meanwhile said it is trying to prevent clashes between the Turkish and Syrian armies in the region.

After four days of fighting, the Kurds agreed a deal with the Syrian government for the Syrian army to be deployed along the border to help repel the Turkish assault.

Turkey considers the Kurdish militia that leads the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance a terrorist organisation and wants to push it away from the frontier.

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