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Latest update : 2018-01-23

Erdogan's new front: Turkey takes on Syria's Kurds (part 1)

Turkish troops have crossed into Afrin province, under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces since 2012. The push is part of plans to prevent the Kurds from establishing a continuous territory along the Turkish border and comes days after the US pledged a two-year commitment to support Syria's Kurds. Will Ankara make good on its design to next go for Manbij, an Arab-majority town under Kurdish control - and inside that US protection zone? It would be a direct challenge to a fellow NATO member.

Click here to watch part two.

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Maya-Anaïs YATAGHÈNE, Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Ahmet BERAT ÇONKAR

MP for the Justice and Development Party and head of the Turkish delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Michael PREGENT

Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute

Jasper MORTIMER

FRANCE 24 correspondent in Ankara

James ANDRE

France 24 reporter

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