Pro-Syrian government forces have entered the northern enclave of Afrin to help Kurdish fighters resist a Turkish offensive. It raises the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict.
For the second time in a week Turkey has fired at US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces. The uptick in tensions has prompted the US-backed SDF to halt operations against the "Islamic State."
The Turkish president has laid out the first official version of the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia could face its worst crisis if the crown prince is linked to the killing.
The German chancellor demanded free elections in four-way talks in Turkey on the possibility of peace in Syria. Merkel and the leaders of France, Russia and Turkey are hoping to capitalize on a shaky ceasefire agreement.
Turkish, Russian, French and German leaders are gathering in Istanbul to discuss the future of Syria. Germany has clear objectives — and perhaps more to offer than you might think.
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