As Turkish troops intensify their bombardment on Kurdish militia in northern Syria, thousands of civilians are fleeing in a desperate attempt to find safety. Meanwhile, the German government has announced a ban on weapons exports to Turkey.
Ankara has been accused of holding eastern Europe hostage as it refuses to back NATO's collective defensive. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland had called on NATO to set up a defense against Russia.
Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin answered questions from the audience after the #dwZone interview with Tim Sebastian
A Turkish artillery strike came close to hitting US troops stationed at an observation post in northern Syria. Turkey has continued to intensify its offensive despite the threat of US sanctions.
The strategic city of Manbij has come under Syrian government control after Russia and Syria moved troops into areas near Turkey's border, filling a vacuum left by withdrawal of US forces.
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