Erdogan: No satisfactory plan yet with US on north Syria safe zone

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that if terrorists are not removed from the northern town of Manbij in a few weeks, Turkey’s waiting time will end. (AFP)
Updated 05 February 2019

Erdogan: No satisfactory plan yet with US on north Syria safe zone

  • ‘There is no satisfactory plan that is put before us concretely yet’
  • Turkey wants the zone to be cleared of the US-backed Kurdish YPG militia which Ankara considers a terrorist group

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he had not yet seen an acceptable plan for the creation of a safe zone in northeastern Syria, three weeks after US President Donald Trump suggested establishing the zone.
“There is no satisfactory plan that is put before us concretely yet,” Erdogan told a parliamentary meeting of his AK Party. “Of course, we are loyal to our agreements, our promise is a promise. But our patience is not limitless.”
Turkey wants the zone to be cleared of the US-backed Kurdish YPG militia which Ankara considers a terrorist group. Erdogan also said that if terrorists are not removed from the northern town of Manbij in a few weeks, Turkey’s waiting time will end.


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