US President Donald Trump has sent top envoys to Turkey to seek a ceasefire agreement.
He is widely accused of clearing the way for the operation to happen by withdrawing US troops from the area.
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Turkish air attacks on Kurdish fighters began last week, quickly followed by troops on the ground.
The US House of Representatives has delivered a bipartisan rebuke by overwhelmingly opposing Trump’s troop withdrawal.
Trump has sent both Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Ankara to try and broker a ceasefire, but Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insists he will not back down.
Can a compromise be found?
Presenter: Sohail Rahman
Ranj Alaaldin – Visiting fellow, Brookings Doha Center
Mithat Rende – Retired Turkish ambassador to Qatar
David Pollock – Director of Project Fikra, a Middle East research programme at the Washington Institute