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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan proposes ‘safe zone’ for refugees in Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan proposes ‘safe zone’ for refugees in Syria



Turkish president tells UN expanded zone could resettle millions of refugees in TurkeyAn expanded “safe zone” in northern Syria could include as many as 3 million people and stretch for 50 miles as far as Raqqa, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, proposed at the UN general assembly as he pressed his case to speed up the resettlement of Syrian refugees living in Turkey.His idea, viewed as controversial with Kurds in northern Syria and seen by them as a Turkish landgrab, was his main proposal in a speech projecting Erdoğan as a spokesman for Muslims across the world. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/24/erdogan-proposes-plan-for-refugee-safe-zone-in-syria

Author : Patrick Wintour in New York

Publish date : 2019-09-24 18:34:15

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