The first joint ground patrols took place on November 1 near the Ras Al Ayn and Qamishli regions east of the Euphrates River as part of a deal reached between Ankara and Moscow in October.
The Syrian regime and Russia were under the impression that the YPG is on the ropes, but that turned out to be a strategic miscalculation as the YPG is still unwilling to make major concessions. This means the YPG-Syrian regime deal is falling apart.
Syrian revolutionaries have been summarily abandoned by the Western world and were never given the benefit of the doubt. Why? Spoiler alert - it's because they're Arab.
US President Trump defends decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, where Turkey plans a military campaign, saying it was too costly to keep supporting SDF/ YPG militants.
President Erdogan said up to 3 million Syrians in Turkey and Europe can be resettled in northern Syria safe zone if established.
The CENTCOM and EUCOM meeting comes days after Turkish and US military forces began jointly patrolling in northern Syria as part of a plan to establish a safe zone along the Syrian border.
Turkish land troops are expected to enter east of the Euphrates River very soon, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, adding, "I hope no one will try to test Turkey's determination to clear its Syrian borders of terrorists."
The Turkish and American officials ended three days of talks in Ankara to discuss plans for a peace corridor, saying they had agreed to set up an operations centre in Turkey "as soon as possible."
The US may have to go back to the drawing board for its Syria policy if it forces Turkey into another operation in Syria.
The clock is ticking fast and Washington can no longer afford to ignore Turkey's security obstacles and continue its support of the PKK terror group's Syrian affiliates.
Arab residents complain about a lack of basic services and discrimination by local administrations run by the YPG, the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror group.
Tens of thousands of people, mostly Daesh militants and their relatives, have left the terror group's last bastions in and around Syria's Baghouz in recent weeks.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2020 TRT World.