turkish control: Here is a look at what has happened in northern Syria in the last few days, what could happen next, and how it could impact Canada, according to CTV. WHAT IS HAPPENING Turkish forces rolled into northern Syria on Wednesday, launching airstrikes and a ground attack on Kurdish fighters, who had previously been allied with the U.S. military in the fight against ISIS. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he wants to establish a safe zone along the Turkey-Syria border that would essentially put many Syrian Kurds under Turkish control. The latest armed conflict in Syria comes only months after Kurdish and American forces declared that they had taken the last land held by ISIS and for anyone who watches the region closely, it was virtually inevitable following the American announcement. Although the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has largely taken back control of Syria from ISIS -- thanks in part to help from Russia and Iran -- the Kurds have picked up a certain amount of autonomy in the north. He tweeted that he aimed to prevent the creation of a terror corridor along the border. A Kurdish insurgency exists in Turkey, and Erdogan has said he views Kurds in Syria as terrorists threatening his country. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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