US Secretary of Defense: The conflict between the Kurds and the Turks is 200 years old and we do not want to get involved in a war
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Responding in an interview with CBS, it was broadcast on Sunday whether he believed Turkish forces would have advanced even with their US counterpart in northern Syria and given that US President Donald Trump clearly opposed such actions by Ankara, "I think so, because after talking to my colleagues over the past two weeks, it became clear to me that the Turks are fully committed to carrying out this invasion. Turkey wants to do this, it was not surprising," he said.
Asked if he thought Turkey would have already started targeting US forces, its NATO ally, the US defense secretary said: "I don't know if they will."
At the same time, Esper explained that Washington should reveal whether these missiles were deliberate or not, saying: "We do not know (whether it was an accident or not) and we need to know that. I have lived wars, I know what war, there is always an element "We have to make sure that we don't put our soldiers in a situation where they can be killed or injured."
"For me it would be irresponsible to leave them (US forces) there (northeastern Syria)," Asper said. "We don't want to get involved in a conflict between Turks and Kurds, which has been going on for nearly 200 years. We don't want to participate in Another war in the Middle East. "