Following a phone call between President Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has begun a ground offensive against the Kurdish population in northern Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, six civilians have been killed by Turkish bombings, along with over a combined 30 Turkish troops and Kurdish militia members. Here’s a breakdown of the complicated issue.
What’s Turkey’s role in all this?
In order for this to work, he needed U.S. forces to withdraw from the area, a condition which President Trump agreed to.