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Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey over Syria

It comes after Russia and Turkey agreed to extend a ceasefire along the Syrian border, with Russian troops deployed.

Turkey's offensive began after President Trump's unexpected decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria earlier this month.

"Let someone else fight over this long bloodstained sand," the president said.

"The sanctions will be lifted unless something happens that we're not happy with," he announced in a statement at the White House on Wednesday.

He said Turkey had assured him that it would cease fighting in the region and would make the recently-agreed ceasefire permanent.

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