Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announces his plans to have a military force carve out a safe zone for Syrian refugees inside of Syria; This zone would be located East of the Euphrates River; Erdogan: We gave all warnings to our interlocutors regarding the east of Euphrates and we have acted with sufficient patience.
In the wake of the insurmountable number of Syrian immigrants displaced throughout Europe and the Middle East, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has announced that a Turkish military force will begin the process of carving out a ‘safe zone’ inside of Syria, approximately 19 miles east of the Euphrates River.
This decision also comes amid his frustration with the United States and others, as he feels they have not taken his request seriously regarding the relocation of these immigrants, who’ve been driven from their homes due to the Syrian civil war that has been going on for years. Multiple countries have been involved in this ‘safe zone’ blueprint that dates back several months.
Erdogan has stated, “We gave all warnings to our interlocutors regarding the east of Euphrates and we have acted with sufficient patience…We’ve made our preparations, we’ve completed our operation plans, given the necessary instructions,” also adding that the process could begin “as soon as today or tomorrow.”
Note that this event will move several Turkish troops inside of Syria.