Many were caught off-guard last month, when U-S president Donald Trump announced he would pull American troops out of Syria immediately.

But since then, his administration has sent conflicting messages about how and when that withdrawal will take place.

His National Security Advisor John Bolton has been in Turkey to seek protection for U-S backed Kurdish fighters in Syria.

Turkey sees them as terrorists, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned he won't compromise on the Kurdish issue.

So can the two sides find common ground?

Marwan Kabalan - Director of Policy Analysis at the Arab Centre for Research & Policy Studies.

Nicholas Danforth - Fellow for the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Program.

Osman Sert - Research Director at the Ankara Institute and a former Adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

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