Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned he's lost his patience with the United States over the establishment of a safe zone in northeast Syria.

And Erdogan says he will order an offensive against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

The Turks consider the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces a "terrorist" organisation and want to protect their border with a buffer zone.

But US troops are there.

And the Pentagon has warned against any Turkish incursion against its Kurdish ally in the battle against ISIL.

So, what's at stake for the Kurds in Syria?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Marwan Kabalan - Syrian political analyst and head of policy analysis at Arab Center for Research

Barin Kayaoglu - Professor of world history at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

Joshua Landis - Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma and editor of Syria Comment blog

Source: Al Jazeera News