Cavusoglu: Turkey able to create safe zone in Syria alone
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey has the capacity to create a “safe zone” in Syria on its own.
At the same time, he stressed that Turkey does not exclude the United States, Russia or others if they want to cooperate.
Cavusoglu said that nothing was yet certain about the planned safe zone, but that Ankara and Washington’s views were in line, aside from a couple of points, A Haber reported.
"We could establish a safe zone on our own but we will not exclude the U.S., Russia or others if they would like to cooperate,” Reuters cited the Turkish minister as saying.
After U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said he and Trump had discussed Turkey setting up a 20-mile-deep safe zone in Syria along the border.