Symbolic photo: Syrian refugees on the border with Syria, June 14, 2015.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants a protection zone in Idlib, Syria, for three million people. In October, there will be a refugee summit with the German Chancellor, the French President and the Head of the Russian State.
According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a protection zone should be set up for three million people in northeastern Syria.
The negotiations between Turkey and the United States have so far failed. Ankara then threatened to provide for the area itself in Syria. Last year, Russia and Turkey had agreed to create a buffer zone that would save Idlib from a government offensive. Ankara has twelve observation posts there.
The September 16 talks with Russia and Iran were unsuccessful from Erdoğan's point of view. There was agreement on the desire to avoid a humanitarian crisis in Idlib. At the end of the talks, the head of the Turkish state had hoped that these Syrians could end his offensive against terrorist units.
Erdoğan is for the protection zone east of the Euphrates rather than the Europeans and calls for a new refugee summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian leader Vladimir Putin . Turkey currently has about 3.6 million Syrians registered as refugees. The conflict in Idlib could lead to up to one million refugees in Turkey. Erdoğan repeatedly threatens to send the remaining refugees to Turkey in the EU.
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