“Now Turkey is attacking the Kurds, who have been fighting each other for 200 years," he said. "We have one of three choices: Send in thousands of troops and win Militarily, hit Turkey very hard Financially and with Sanctions, or mediate a deal between Turkey and the Kurds!”French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called for an emergency meeting of the coalition of more than 30 countries, which was created to fight ISIS. The coalition "needs to say today, 'what are we going do,' 'how do you, Turkey, want to proceed' and 'how do we ensure the security of places where fighters are held?'" Le Drian said on France 2 television. "Everything needs to be on the table so that we are clear."The UN Security Council in New York held consultations on the military assault, but came to no conclusion. US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft said that, “the US has not in any way endorsed the decision of the government of Turkey to mount a military incursion into northeast Syria. President Trump has emphasized to the government of Turkey that they bear full responsibility for protecting the Kurdish population and religious minorities, including Christians, and ensuring that no humanitarian crisis takes place."Turkey is now responsible for ensuring that all imprisoned ISIS fighters remain in prison and that ISIS does not reconstitute itself," she said. “Failure to play by the rules, to protect vulnerable populations, [and] failure to guarantee that ISIS can not exploit these actions to reconstitute, will have consequences."The European members of the UN Security Council called on Turkey to halt its hostilities, which they warned would increase the number of refugees in the region and exacerbate human casualties.
We defeated 100% of the ISIS Caliphate and no longer have any troops in the area under attack by Turkey, in Syria. We did our job perfectly! Now Turkey is attacking the Kurds, who have been fighting each other for 200 years....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019