The refugee deal prevents millions of Syrians from continuing on to Europe. They are stuck in Turkey. Tensions are increasing there, and there are attacks on the refugees, who have bad living conditions.
Germany's foreign minister has described Turkey's offensive against Syrian Kurds as an "invasion" and said Berlin saw it as illegitimate. But the Turkish president's spokesman said Ankara's forces merited gratitude.
An internationally controlled zone inside northern Syria on its border with Turkey has been floated by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. It follows Turkey's bid to drive out Kurdish fighters and resettle refugees.
Emmanuel Macron says he, Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel will meet Recep Tayyip Erdogan within weeks — probably in London. The European Union has called for Turkey to withdraw troops from the Kurdish region in Syria.
Turkish-led bombardment in and around the northeast Syria town of Ras al-Ayn is putting a five-day truce into question. The deal, brokered by the US and Turkey, is meant to allow Syrian Kurdish fighters to withdraw.
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