Turkish FM: Germany’s proposal on the int’l safe zone in Syria is not realistic

Turkey’s foreign minister said on Saturday that Ankara does not find Germany’s proposal on the international safe zone in Syria realistic. (File photo: Reuters)

Turkey’s foreign minister said on Saturday that Ankara does not find Germany’s proposal on the international safe zone in Syria realistic.

Speaking at a joint news conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, Cavusoglu also said Turkey would not tolerate any human rights violations in northeast Syria and would investigate any allegations that they had taken place.

Turkey sent troops into northeast Syria this month targeting Kurdish YPG forces. Fighting has ceased in the area following a US-brokered ceasefire followed by an agreement Ankara reached with Moscow for Russian and Syrian forces to clear the border area of the YPG fighters, viewed by Turkey as terrorists.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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