Turkey and the US decided to set up commissions to work on the disputes they have, and the first meeting is on Thursday. Both US and Turkish officials told us what will be on the agenda, what they expect from the talks and the challenges they have.
The Turkish military and Syrian opposition groups have cleared the Afrin border areas of the YPG, and now they are changing their tactics for the second phase of the operation. New deployments are also on the way.
Turkish officials have intensified their rhetoric regarding a possible operation in Syria's YPG-held Manbij, while tensions with the US have increased over its support for the group. But where are the US soldiers based?
After US attempts to mediate, Russia deployed troops to the area to stop an operation on the YPG in Afrin last year. On January 20, Turkey started the operation. Here is the importance of their strategy.
Turkey's economic adviser, Cemil Ertem says the US case against Atilla will not affect Turkish economy, and adds that Turkey doesn't want the issue to turn into a political scuffle.
Straddling the mighty Euphrates River, Daesh's control of the oil rich province is waning as Russian-backed Syrian regime forces and US-backed coalition forces move in.
Russia has deployed troops and Syrian regime forces to east Afrin, to prevent clashes between Turkish-backed opposition forces and the YPG.
Turkey’s operation in Syria last year took seven months, the last half took place in the strategically important town of Al Bab. The YPG and the Syrian regime also fought for control of the Daesh stronghold.
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