VP announced that Pres Trump spoke with Pres Erdogan and called for a stop to the Turkish invasion of Syria and "an immediate ceasefire." @POTUS also secured a commitment from Erdogan that Turkey would not attack the Kurdish-held town of Kobani. Says Trump was emphatic on that.
Turkish-led troops made the first significant strategic breakthrough in their invasion of the Kurdish-held region of Syria on Saturday morning, entering a border town that had been the focus of a ground war between Turkey and Kurdish fighters
Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria on Sunday, setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of ISIS supporters to escape from a camp for displaced people, the AP reports.
Turkish forces have entered Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria. As smoke billows from border towns and tens of thousands flee their homes, the BBC's Middle East correspondent Martin Patience explains what's going on. [Tap to expand]