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Exploring the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict In Syria

Associated Press
People help a woman after a mortar fired from inside Syria hit a building in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at the border with Syria, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Turkey's official news agency says allied Syrian forces have captured the to

President Trump announced that the United States will be pulling troops from Syria and plans to impose sanctions on Turkey this week in response to the nation's military actions against neighboring Syria.

On this segment of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by University of Northern Iowa Assistant Professor Evan Renfro, to examine what lead to this conflict and offers analysis on the United States' responses.


  • Evan Renfro, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa