US President Donald Trump announced the readiness of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to agree with the Kurds. According to the American leader, he invited the Turkish leader to conclude peace with the Kurds. “He [Erdogan] did not really want, the Kurds did not really want. They begin to fight, other countries are connected. Then I say: make an agreement. They say, “Okay, we’ll make a deal,” Trump said.
In October 2019, Erdogan announced the launch of Operation Source of Peace in Syria against the Kurds and the Islamic State terrorist organization (IG, banned in Russia). In early November, Russia and Turkey agreed to suspend it, create a security zone on the Syrian-Turkish border and patrol the region. At the same time, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that he offered the Kurds to fight together with the “Turkish invaders”, but they refused.