US lifts sanctions on Turkey

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Turkey has informed the US that the cease-fire in Syria will be "permanent," and has ordered US sanctions on Turkey over its military offensive in northern Syria to be lifted.

Trump said the US reserves the right to re-impose the sanctions if Turkey fails to honor its obligations.

The Trump administration imposed the sanctions earlier this month because of Turkey's military operations in Syria.

The sanctions were lifted one day after Russia and Turkey signed a joint agreement establishing a safe zone in northern Syria that requires Kurdish forces to withdraw.

Source: VOV5