Following are the main developments since the start of the Turkish military operation "Spring of Peace" against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria:
Monday, October 7
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that US forces began withdrawing from areas in northeastern Syria, after a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Donald Trump.
- The White House said that Turkish forces would soon proceed with their long-planned military operation to create what it calls a "safe zone" and that US forces after the defeat of ISIS would no longer be in the region.
- Washington has announced that Turkey will be responsible for all ISIS fighters in the region arrested over the past two years.
- The SDF said it had received a back stab from the United States.
Tuesday, October 8
- Ankara has announced that it has completed preparations to start a military operation in northeastern Syria to establish a safe area.
- The Turkish parliament approved the extension of the government's mandate to carry out military operations outside the borders in Syria and Iraq.
- Announcement that US forces in northeast Syria have received a sudden warning to withdraw from their positions.
- Britain has warned Turkey against unilateral military action in Syria.
Wednesday, October 9
- The Turkish president's office announced that his troops will cross the Syrian border with opposition fighters, and Turkey has sent more armored vehicles to the border with Syria.
- The Turkish president announced the start of a new military operation against the Kurds in northern Syria, aimed at establishing a "safe area."
- The Kurdish self-administration on Wednesday declared a "public alarm" over three days in its areas of control.
- The Pentagon has confirmed that it has moved its troops from northeastern Syria for safety.
- Ankara has announced that Turkish military personnel, supported by opposition factions, entered Syria, starting the ground phase of the offensive.
- The US president called the Turkish operation a "bad idea."
- The Turkish operation has drawn international condemnation, with several countries - particularly Europeans - expressing concern about the fate of civilians and many jihadists detained by Kurds who could flee.
- Five European countries at the UN Security Council called for a closed-door council meeting on the situation in Syria on Thursday.
Thursday, October 10
- Erdogan threatens to open the doors of Europe to millions of refugees in Turkey in response to criticism.
- Talk of the start of the escape of ISIS fighters who were detained by Kurdish forces.
- The Arab League has announced that it will hold an emergency meeting to discuss Turkey's "spring of peace" operation in Syria.
- Arab countries condemn the operation.
- Iran ends maneuvers near its border with Turkey.
- European Security Council member states have called on Turkey to stop the operation following an emergency closed-door meeting.
Friday, October 11
- Turkish forces have stepped up operations in the areas they have advanced.
- The US president hints that his administration could mediate between Turkey and Kurdish militants.
- Turkish forces launch intensive air raids and send reinforcements to the combat zones, announcing the deaths of hundreds of Kurdish fighters.
- The Turkish president stressed that his country will not stop the military operation.
- President Trump has authorized US officials to draft a new "very big" sanctions against Turkey.
- European Union governments have threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey for the "spring of peace" operation.
Saturday, October 12
- The Turkish Ministry of Defense has announced that it has taken control of the Syrian city of Ras al-Ain.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Syria should be freed from any foreign military presence.
- Iran offers mediation between Turkey, Kurds and regime.
- The emergency Arab cabinet statement decided to consider urgent measures to respond to the Turkish move, and Turkey rejects it.
Sunday, October 13
- Turkish army and Syrian opposition forces control the entire city of Tal Abyad.
- The Kurdish self-administration announces that some 800 members of the families of ISIS fighters have fled.
- The Pentagon has announced that Trump has ordered a "withdrawal of US troops" from northern Syria, citing about 1,000 troops.
- The Kurds reached an agreement with Damascus to deploy the Syrian army near the Turkish border.
- The United Nations announced that the Turkish operation forced 130 thousand people to flee their homes.
- Erdogan announces his refusal to negotiate with the Kurds.
Monday, October 14
- Damascus sends troops to the north in a bid to slow the advance of the Turkish offensive.
- Ankara accuses Kurdish forces of deliberately releasing ISIS operatives.
- Trump hardens his rhetoric toward Turkey, calling on it to stop its military operation.
- The Syrian regime announces the entry of its forces into the city of Manbij.
Tuesday 15 October
- US Treasury Department has announced that President Donald Trump has imposed sanctions on Turkey.
- Moscow announces that Russian troops are patrolling the area in order to avoid a confrontation between Syrian and Turkish forces.
- Russia confirms regime control of Manbij.
- The Washington-led international coalition announced the departure of Manbij.
- The death toll of Kurdish troops has risen to 595, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.
Wednesday, October 16
- Trump says he has sent a delegation headed by his deputy to Ankara.
- The international coalition said it was carrying out a thoughtful withdrawal from northeastern Syria.
- The SDF announced that it would enter with the Syrian army in a joint security mechanism.
- Syrian armed opposition forces announce control over 11 villages in the vicinity of Tal Abyad and Ras Al-Ain.
- Erdogan confirms that there is no retreat from the process of "spring of peace."
- Kurds announce "freezing" all operations against IS.
- Regime forces enter the city of Ain al-Arab (Kobani).