Turkey and Russia agree on ‘demilitarized zone’ in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave

Source:Washington Post Date:19Sep2018

Very interesting analysis:

But even as Turkey appeared to be boxed in, some analysts said that Erdogan had in fact been bolstered by support from Europe and the United States. Europe, which also fears another migration crisis, joined the Trump administration in pledging a harsh response to the use of chemical weapons by government forces in Idlib. The United States recently walked back an announcement that it would withdraw troops from Syria before the end of the year.

Instead, U.S. forces will remain to push back against Iran in Syria, the State Department’s new Syria envoy, James Jeffrey, said this month.