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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, meanwhile, accuses Western countries of 'standing by terrorists' in failing to support Turkey's operation
The Kurds agree to withdraw from an Arab-majority stretch of border from Tal Abyad to Ras al-Ain, around 120 kilometers. Turkey ultimately wants a much longer 'safe zone' of 440 kilometers along the frontier.
It is the fourth withdrawal of American forces in a week, and leaves Syria's northern provinces of Aleppo and Raqa devoid of US troops
Turkey and Kurdish forces accuse one another for violating the ceasefire agreement
(UPDATED) 'If the promises given to our country are not kept, as we did in the past we will not wait and restart the operation as soon as the time we have given ends,' says Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Mustefa Bali says Turkey is clearly violating the terms of the agreement reached during a visit to Ankara by US Vice President Mike Pence
The agreement for the 120-hour pause eases what escalated into an unprecedented crisis between the United States and Turkey, but critics quickly accused President Donald Trump of again abandoning Kurdish allies
'More than 300,000 civilians have been displaced since the start of the offensive,' Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says
US Speaker Pelosi says Trump appeared 'very shaken up' by an overwhelming bipartisan vote in the House condemning his troop pullback, which critics say effectively gave Turkey a green light to invade northern Syria and attack Kurdish militia
(UPDATED) A total of 129 members of Trump's Republican Party joins Democrats as the House denounces the withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria in a 354-60 vote
(UPDATED) The operation, now in its second week, triggers flurry of diplomacy among major powers
Putin invited Erdogan 'for a working visit in the coming days. The invitation was accepted,' Putin's office says in a statement on October 15
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US President Donald Trump says, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Ankara to press Turkey to halt its offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters
(3rd UPDATE) Syria's regime dispatches more troops to the northeast to contain Ankara's advance – their most significant deployment in the Kurdish-controlled region since they started withdrawing from the area in 2012
'We will ensure that no ISIS (Islamic State) fighters leave northeastern Syria,' Erdogan writes in the Wall Street Journal
The actions come hours after regime troops returned for the first time in years to parts of northeastern Syria, invited by Kurdish fighters desperate for protection as the United States pulls out
(UPDATED) Washington says it is planning to pull out 1,000 troops – almost the entire ground force – from Syria's north, in a move welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as 'a positive approach'
United States Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal from northern Syria
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the operation threatens to drive large parts of the population from their homes, noting that it would also risk 'destabilization of the region and lead to a resurgence of the ISIS'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says 'those who think they can make Turkey turn back with threats are gravely mistaken'
(UPDATED) Kurdish authorities have given repeated warnings that the fighting could facilitate an ISIS resurgence
Thousands are forced to flee their homes since the beginning of Turkey's military incursion after US President Donald Trump ordered American troops to pull back from the border
Germany is one of the world's biggest arms exporters along with the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France
Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says 'there was no shot fired whatsoever on the US observation post'
(UPDATED) 'There is heavy fighting between the [Syrian Democratic Forces] and the Turks on different fronts, mostly from Tal Abyad to Ras al-Ain,' the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
The US president, in a week of mixed messages, initially voiced understanding for Turkey before criticizing the offensive and warning of sanctions if the operation is not 'humane'
(UPDATED) The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 60,000 people have been displaced in less than a day
Turkey currently hosts 3.6 million refugees from the eight-year conflict in Syria – the highest number in the world
Lindsey Graham, a senior US Republican senator who is usually a steadfast supporter of Donald Trump, warns Turkey of 'sanctions from hell'
(UPDATED) 'I can confirm that we've taken custody of two high-value ISIS individuals from the SDF,' says a US defense official, referring to the Islamic State group and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces
(UPDATED) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces the start of the attack on Twitter, labeling it 'Operation Peace Spring'
The killing of 38-year-old Emine Bulut sparks outrage across Turkey and reignites the debate over mounting violence against women in the country
Istanbul sends more armored vehicles to the border with Syria, with a large convoy of dozens of vehicles seen in the Turkish town of Akcakale
Charles Lister, director of the US-based Middle East Institute, says US President Donald Trump was 'granting ISIS the gift of rebirth'
'I have told Turkey that if they do anything outside of what we would think is humane...they could suffer the wrath of an extremely decimated economy,' says US President Donald Trump
(UPDATED) The move marks a major shift in US policy, and effectively abandons the Kurds, who were Washington's main ally in the years-old battle against the so-called Islamic State group
The United States embassy apologizes in a tweet, saying the posting had been 'liked by accident'
'Some stories will have a detrimental influence on the minds of those under the age of 18,' the Turkish government says about 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls', a series of inspiring stories about women of history for young children
Helena Kennedy, a British lawyer assisting the UN probe into Khashoggi's death, says recordings she had heard from inside the kingdom's mission in Turkey referred to the Saudi critic as a 'sacrificial animal'
The drone detected near the Syrian border by the military intrudes into Turkish airspace 6 times before being shot down by F-16 jets
Protesters remember the brutal killing of Emine Bulut, a 38-year-old who was stabbed to death by her own husband in August
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani in Ankara for the latest summit on the Syrian conflict
A joint center of operations has been established as part of the agreement for a 'safe zone' between the Turkish border and the Syrian areas controlled by the YPG
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As part of the US-Turkey deal to create a 'safe zone' in northern Syria, a joint operations center was set up and there will be joint patrols. Turkey hopes the patrols would start 'as soon as possible.'
The meeting comes ahead of a September 16 summit in Ankara that will bring together the main foreign players in Syria's conflict – Putin, Erdogan and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani
The so-called 'safe zone' agreed by Washington and Ankara aims to create a buffer between the Turkish border and Syrian areas controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units
Turkey and Russia back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict but have worked closely, along with Iran, to find a political solution for Syria
After 8 years of civil war, the Idlib region on the border with Turkey is the last major stronghold of opposition to Assad's Russia-backed government