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Erdogan Expects ‘Near’ Creation of Syria ‘Security Zone’

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey expected a "security zone" to be created in Syria in a few months as the US withdraws militarily from the war-torn country.

Relatively, US President Donald Trump proposed setting up a 30-kilometer ‘safe zone’ along the border, but has not specified who would create, enforce or pay for it, or where it would be located.

"We expect the promise of a security zone, a buffer zone aimed at protecting our country from terrorists to be fulfilled in few months," Erdogan told a televised rally, referring to the Syrian Kurdish militia deemed as a terror group by Ankara.

"Otherwise we will establish it ourselves."

Meanwhile, Turkey intends to set up a 32-kilometer zone that will keep the Kurdish People's Protection Units [YPG] away from its border. 

The YPG is seen as an effective ground force by the US in the fight against Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] but Turkey says it is linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party [PKK].

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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