Rejecting accusations that he betrayed the Syrian Kurds, Trump said the Kurdish commander in the country was 'extremely thankful'.
According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, US forces will remain in contact with Turkey and Syrian Kurdish fighters that were allies of the US in the fight against IS.
US Vice President Mike Pence said that Turkey had agreed to a 'pause in military operations for 120 hours' to allow the Kurds to withdraw.
Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of security concerns, and there are fears that local staff could face reprisals.
Turkish President Erdogan's Pakistan visit postponed amid global pressure to halt military operations against Kurds
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal confirmed that President Erdogan's visit has been postponed but did not give a reason for the move.
Members of the Security Council expressed deep concerns over the risks of dispersion of terrorists in the area.
Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will to travel to Turkey to try to persuade President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt the offensive.
Germany will not issue any new permits for any military equipment that could be used in Syria by Turkey.
Turkey's defence ministry tweeted that preparations for an offensive in northern Syria have been 'completed'.