As Turkey and Russia expand reach within Syria, U.S. scrambles to reassure allies

Published on Oct 23, 2019
President Trump says he’s lifting sanctions on Turkey, after Turkey and Russia extended a cease-fire while Syrian Kurds evacuate the Syrian border region. Trump credited U.S. military withdrawal from northeast Syria for delivering “a much more peaceful and stable area,” though that move prompted bipartisan criticism that Trump had abandoned Kurdish partners. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff.

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