Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan | US news | The Guardian

“As soon as the US folds its tent and leaves, Turkey will immediately begin an air bombardment followed by a ground attack by the [Ankara-backed] Free Syrian army. Thousands will die, thousands will be displaced and will be given no haven within Syria. They will be turned away at the Turkish border,” said David Phillips, a former senior state department official, and the author of the new book: The Great Betrayal: How America Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East.

Source: Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan | US news | The Guardian