Ankara reacts to German plan of security zone in Syria

TURKEY (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Turkey opposes the German proposal to create an international security zone in northeastern Syria, saying the project is “unrealistic”.

Ankara rejected the German plan to create a security zone under international control in northeastern Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Saturday (October 26th).

“Turkey considers that the German proposal for an international security zone in Syria is unrealistic,” he said at a joint press conference with his visiting German counterpart, Heiko Maas, in Ankara.

On October 9, Turkey launched an offensive east of the Euphrates to expel Syrian Kurdish militias from the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which it considers to be a terrorist organization closely linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. (PKK).

On October 22, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a memorandum in Sochi that calls for the deployment of Russian military police and Syrian border guards in northern Syria . This agreement put an end to the Turkish offensive.


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