Antonio Guterres says all parties need to come to an agreement in order to avoid new forms of confrontation that might emerge in northeastern 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.
Turkey will launch an operation in Syria if a safe zone is not established, Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs says, as US envoy James Jeffrey meets senior officials in Ankara and regime and Russia step up deadly attacks in de-escalation zones.
"No ground troops," says German government spokesman Steffen Seibert, a day after US envoy to Syria James Jeffrey sought German boots on the ground in northern Syria.
Implementation of a 2012 roadmap to UN-supervised elections in Syria has been discussed by US and Russian diplomats, says Ambassador James Jeffrey amid ongoing attacks in north-west Syria.
The US State Department's special envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, will lead a delegation to meet Turkish officials to discussTurkey's security concerns in Syria following the US withdrawal from the country.
The US special envoy to Syria has stressed Washington and Ankara have strong relations and they are geostrategic partners.
"We're working with Turkey to have a safe zone along the Turkish border," Syria envoy Jame Jeffery says.
The Manbij road map primarily focuses on the withdrawal of the PKK-affiliated YPG terror group from the city in order to create a safe zone for refugees in the northern Syria.
Brett McGurk, who served in the post for three years, resigned on December 22, following Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria. The move also saw a resignation from defence chief James Mattis.
The Trump administration’s decision to completely withdraw troops from Syria comes after Turkey’s plans to carry out an operation against the YPG east of the Euphrates river. This is how it came about:
The US attempt to focus on a single goal in Syria, namely Daesh, has served as fuel for other conflicts in the region and compromised Turkey's internal security.
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