Negotiations begin at the UN on a draft resolution calling for a truce in Aleppo. This comes after the US suspended dialogue with Russia over the war in Syria.
By launching an offensive against Kurdish YPG militias in northern Syria, Turkey is again proving itself to be an unpredictable actor. The failure of Turkey's partners to speak up smacks of cynicism, says Kersten Knipp.
Turkey is threatening a military offensive in Syria against the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin as it bombards US-backed forces there. The US has signalled it will continue to provide support to the Kurdish dominated SDF.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said there was "no stepping back" from Syria's Afrin as Turkey's army clashed with Kurds in their push to take the city. Kurdish forces accused Ankara of backing the "Islamic State" group.
The US State Department has called on Turkey to limit the "scope and duration" of an anti-Kurdish operation in Afrin. Russia has backed the operation with aerial support, according to a Turkey-backed rebel commander.
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