Erdogan: Turkey not to conduct dialogue at high level with Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will not conduct a dialogue at the high level with Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media.
“Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is responsible for the death of about one million innocent people,” he said.
Commenting on the possible beginning of new anti-terrorist operations in northern Syria, Erdogan stressed that the local population in Syria’s Raqqa and Manbij cities is waiting for the Turkish People's Liberation Army.
President Erdogan also stressed that the creation of a security zone in northern Syria is very important for Turkey.
The security zone in northern Syria consists of an area of 32 kilometers and a length of 460 kilometers along the Syrian-Turkish border.
In case of the creation of this zone, it will be divided into two parts, the first part will start from the Iraqi-Syrian border and will be extended to the Syrian city of Qamishli, because the Syrian government forces control this city.
The second part of the security zone will start from Qamishli and will be extended to Jarabulus city, which was liberated from the terrorists of the “Islamic State” (IS) as part of the Operation Euphrates Shield conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces in 2016.
Manbij city, where Turkey had previously intended to conduct new anti-terrorist operations, will not be a part of the security zone.
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