Today's down-the-middle coverage starts with the Middle Eastern country of Syria. It'sbeen torn apart by civil war for seven years, and the involvement of another countrycould complicate it further. Syria's war isn't just being caught by two sides. Itinvolves Syria's government, dozens of rebel groups, terrorists and other countrieslike Russia and the U.S. who've gotten involved. And Turkey's military is part of itas well.
Turkey formed Syria's northern border and it doesn't want that border controlled byKurdish fighters. The Kurdish people live in the region but do not have a country oftheir own and a group of Kurds in Turkey has been fighting the government for decades. It's seen as a terrorist group.
A different force of Kurds has been fighting ISIS terrorists in northern Syria, butbecause Turkey's government sees them as one and the same as the Kurds fighting insideTurkey, it sent troops into Northern Syria to target the Kurdish fighters there. Wherethis gets more complicated is that the U.S. supports the Kurdish fighters in Syria.