Security zone should be created in Syria: Turkish President Erdogan

The U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed setting up a 30-kilometre safe zone along the border between Turkey and Syria, but has not specified who would create it or where it would be located.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said a security zone should be created in Syria.

U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed setting up a 30-kilometre safe zone along the border, but has not specified who would create it or where it would be located.

Erdogan said, they want a buffer zone aimed at protecting Turkey from terrorists, referring to the Syrian Kurdish militia.

Ankara has been threatening for months to launch an offensive in northern Syria to drive out US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Trump has put the issue back on Ankara’s agenda. Erdogan said Turkey expected its allies to provide logistical support for the creation of a security zone.

The US-allied Kurds, who control much of the north, have rejected the idea, fearing a Turkish offensive against territory under their control.