Erdogan promises ‘safe zones’ in Kurdish-held parts (Rojava) of Syria

Erdogan promises ‘safe zones’ in Kurdish-held parts (Rojava) of Syria

WAAR-DUHOK:

 

Turkey said Sunday it would take steps to create “safe zones” across northern Syria, including in areas held by Syrian Kurdish fighters (Rojava) who are allied with the United States but who Ankara views as terrorists.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking in New York ahead of the U.N. General Assembly, vowed to clear the region of the Kurdish fighters, who Turkey says are linked to the long-running insurgency in its restive southeast.

“God willing, in the upcoming period, we will increase safe zones within Syria, also encompassing the eastern Euphrates,” he said.

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