How to tackle the biggest obstacle to finishing the war with the Islamic State

Source:Washington Post Date:02Apr2018

Could Turkey-US disagreement over Syria end soon? D Ignatius of WP answers  a grudging YES:


The U.S. goal is “getting to yes” with Erdogan, says a senior administration official. To that end, the United States has crafted a tentative package meant to appease the Turks by offering them a buffer zone in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, joint Turkish-American patrols of the Manbij region where Erdogan has threatened an “Ottoman slap” if U.S. troops don’t leave and gradual dilution of U.S. ties with a Kurdish-led militia that Erdogan despises.