Turkey is aiming to form safe zones in northern Syria so that around 4 million of Syrian refugees hosted by Turkey could return, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.
Speaking in Istanbul, Erdogan also said nearly 300,000 Syrians had already returned and that he expected millions of Syrian nationals would return to the safe areas.
US President Donald Trump announced in December the withdrawal of all US troops from Syria and Erdogan subsequently said they had discussed setting up a 20-mile-deep safe zone in Syria along the border.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Iraqi parliament sacks governor after deadly ferry sinking
Israeli forces kill two Gazans during border protest
Eight kids who mistook explosive for scrap metal killed in Sudan
Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign militants
Yemen peace hangs on fragile truce as conflict far from over
US-backed forces declare IS defeat in last enclave
As 'caliphate' ends where is its leader Baghdadi?
IS loss affirms Pentagon plan, but end game vague as US pulls out
Islamic State defeated, "caliphate" eliminated says US ally in Syria