How The Russian-Turkish Deal On Northern Syria Works

The agreement signed between Russia and Turkey for a new security plan in northeast Syria was certainly historic and a much welcome potential path towards stability and peace.

The following graphic illustrates how it is supposed to work:


On October 22, 2019, Russia and Turkey signed a memorandum on safe-zones in Syria, putting an end to the Turkish offensive iun Northern Syria against Kurdish forces and restoring Syrian government control over a large portion of the border with Turkey.

The deal was welcomed by the government in Damascus and by the Kurds.