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Trump says he let Kurds, Turkish forces fight “like two kids”

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President Trump on Thursday gave a striking analogy to the ongoing conflict between Turkish forces and Kurdish militants, saying at a rally that he permitted them to fight “like two kids” before “pulling them apart.”

The remarks came after deadly fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria. The president recently pulled U.S. troops out of that region, causing the Turkish military to begin bombarding the area with airstrikes and leading to numerous deaths.

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