Turkey Waiting to See Outcome of Trump’s Call for Safe Zones in Syria

Ankara, Turkey will wait to see the outcome of U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to establish safe zones in Syria, Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said, adding that his country has always been an advocate of the move.

In an interview with U.S. broadcaster ABC, Trump said on he “will absolutely do safe zones in Syria” for refugees fleeing violence in the war-torn country. He is expected to sign an executive order for the Pentagon and State Department to crystalize the plan.

“We have seen the U.S. president’s request for conducting a study. What’s important is the results of this study and what kind of recommendation will come out,” Muftuoglu said.

“Setting up of safe zones is something Turkey has advocated from the start. The best example is in Jarablus,” he said, referring to a town near the Turkish border with Syria that was freed from ISIS group by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels in August.

Source: Qatar News Agency