US envoy travels to Turkey to negotiate a cease-fire

October 16, 2019

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Black smoke is show rises from the Syrian town of Ras al Ain as night falls and streetlights glow.

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Oct. 16, 2019.

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Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey continued its offensive in northern Syria on Wednesday. Meanwhile, US Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to negotiate a ceasefire, but the Turkish president says he will not agree to a ceasefire until the border area is cleared of Kurdish fighters. Plus, we speak to an entrepreneur in Damascus to get a view from the Syrian capital. And, a world-class player of the Theremin comes to our studio to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the instrument. Host Marco Werman tries to play a tune.

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