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Senator Collins’ Statement on Turkey’s Military Offensive in Syria

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following reports that Turkey has begun a military offensive in Syria:


“On Monday, I said that President Trump's decision to abandon the Kurds, our major ally in the fight against ISIS, was terribly unwise.  Today, we are seeing the consequences of that terrible decision.  If the reports of Turkish strikes in Syria are accurate, I fear our allies the Kurds could be slaughtered.”