US envoys head to Turkey as Erdogan rejects truce in north Syria
Vice President Mike Pence on the previous day said he would meet with Erdogan on October 17 and “voice the United States’ commitment to reach an immediate ceasefire and the conditions for a negotiated settlement,” his office said in a statement.
He will be accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national-security adviser Robert O’Brien.
However, Erdogan, speaking to journalists on a flight back from Azerbaijan, said: “They tell us to declare a ceasefire. We can never declare a ceasefire.”