If all goes well, the guns in Syria will fall silent for the first time in half a decade. But not everyone involved in the fighting is planning to cooperate. And Turkey claims the right to keep after Kurdish rebels across the border.
The war in Syria has escalated Washington-Ankara tension. But ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit this week, former US Ambassador to Turkey Ross Wilson told DW he's hopeful cooler heads will prevail.
Left and Green party lawmakers have slammed Germany's Turkey policy ahead of Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's visit to Berlin. They demand a tougher stance in the face of human rights violations.
Turkey's incursion into Afrin has raised questions about the prospects for peace in Syria. Kristian Brakel of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Istanbul talks to DW about the conflict, and the role Russia plays.
Ankara has inked a defense deal with Moscow that could further stretch ties with its NATO allies. How will they react? And could the deal still be reversed? Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.
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