7 key things to know about the Turkish operation in Syria
Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday, with air strikemore
WHAT DOES TURKEY WANT? Turkey has two main goals in northeast Syria: to drive the Kurdish YPG militia which imore
HOW WILL THE KURDS BE AFFECTED? The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have spent years expanding itsmore
HOW FAR COULD TURKEY GO? The northeastern border region, currently controlled by Kurdish-led forces, stretchemore
DO RUSSIA AND IRAN BACK TURKEY'S MOVE? Russia and Iran, the other two major foreign powers in Syria, stronglymore
WHAT IS THE WESTERN REACTION TO TURKEY'S PLAN? There has been no public support from Turkey's Western allies more
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ASSAD? While the territory in question is already outside Syrian government control, more
WHAT COULD THIS MEAN FOR ISLAMIC STATE? Chaos could present Islamic State with an opportunity to stage a revimore
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