US President Donald Trump has approved supplying weapons to Kurdish forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon says.
Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be equipped to help drive IS from its stronghold, Raqqa, a spokeswoman said.
The US was "keenly aware" of Turkey's concerns about such a move, she added.
Turkey views the Kurdish rebels as terrorists and wants to stop them taking more territory in Syria.
Will this move drive Turkey out of Nato and straight into Putin's arms?. Or, worse, could it make Turkey become a full blown enemy of western countries?
Personally, I think its a move that should have happened years ago and may have prevented many of the atrocities we've seen in Syria. But once ISIS are destroyed, I believe it is delusion to think that the Kurds won't then use those arms to carve out their own homeland out of bits of Syria, Iraq and Turkey. A potentially dangerous situation for the region and possibly the world, depending on who the players are.