Putin-Erdogan Breakthrough—Peace Breaking Out In Syria

Russia agreed to help Turkey drive out Kurdish militias from a “safe zone” in northeastern Syria, highlighting Moscow’s flourishing ties with a NATO member and a rebalance of power in war-torn Syria as U.S. troops leave……Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would suspend military action for nearly six days against Kurds who his government views as a terrorist threat to let them evacuate the area…..The new accord with Russia covers the other three-quarters, according to Mr. Erdogan. After the truce ends, Russia and Turkey will patrol the border strip with a depth of 6.2 miles but won’t enter the Kurdish-held town of Qamishli, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, where the Assad regime has established a presence.