24 August 2019

US team arrives in Turkey for safe zone in N Syria

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A 6-member U.S. team on Monday arrived in Turkey's southern province in preparations for a Joint Operations Center to set up agreed safe zone in northern Syria. reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The U.S. team arrived in Turkey's Sanliurfa province, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement.

"The Joint Operations Center is projected to start functioning in coming days," the ministry said.

Turkish and U.S. military officials on Aug. 7 agreed to set up a safe zone and develop a peace corridor to facilitate the movement of displaced Syrians, who are longing to return their home. They also agreed to establish a joint operations center.

The agreement also envisaged to set up necessary security measures to address Turkey's security concerns.

2019.08.12 / 20:32
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