The head of the Turkey Mission of the Arab League in Ankara, Mohammad al-Fatih Najiri on Sunday criticized the UN Security Council for remaining silent on the humanitarian crisis in Syria Today`s Zaman reproted
Speaking to the Anatolia news agency on Syria, Najiri stressed that the UN Security Council was incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria.
"A buffer zone in Syria is essential as the number of Syrians leaving their country due to clashes increases every day," Najiri underlined.
Touching on the new joint UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, Najiri stated that Brahimi's task was highly difficult, if not totally impossible.
"It will be easier for the United States to take a decision on Syria once the presidential election takes place in November," Najiri also said.
Turkey has been considering establishing a buffer zone in Syria since the beginning of the Syrian crisis. The UN, however, says proposals to set up secure safe zones in Syria to help end the 18-month conflict raises "serious questions" and would need to be studied carefully. The US has stated that it would help Turkey handle a possible refugee influx instead of supporting Turkey's proposal to create a safe zone within Syria.