Cicilline Statement on Trump Announcement of “Deal” with Turkey

Oct 17, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight:


“Not since ‘Mission Accomplished’ has a victory announcement been so absurd.”


“Donald Trump allowed Turkey to violently uproot our Syrian Kurdish allies from their homeland and then wants credit for establishing a temporary halt to that violence. Any ‘solution’ that allows Turkey to uproot Kurds from their homes and forces them to give up their land is no solution at all.”


“This is a disgraceful display of strategic and moral malfeasance and the administration should be ashamed of their actions. Congress should take swift action to encourage Turkey to abandon their offensive against the Kurds once and for all.”


“The only people who should be happy about this deal are Erdogan and Putin.”