US and Turkey reach agreement to suspend military operation in Syria
Middle East Eye
Halt in fighting within five days would allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw beyond a designated safe zone
My two cents: With this deal, Erdogan got what he wanted from Syrian Kurdish YPG/SDF. Erdogan LITERALLY PROPOSED this week that only deal he would accept was YPG leaving heavy weapons and withdraw its troops from the safe zone. HE GOT IT
Absolutely incredible: • The US & Turkey agree on a ceasefire in northern Syria. • Turkey will be allowed to create a zone 20 miles south of its border. • Within 5 days, Kurds have to evacuate. US sanctions will be lifted if ceasefire holds.