Erdogan Claimed "Safe Zone" Will Help 1.7 Mln Refugees Return

Erdogan Claimed
Tue Jul 28, 2015 13:50:22

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the formation of a safe zone inside Syria, free from the ISIS group, would help the return of 1.7 million refugees.

"The clearance of those regions and the creation of a safe zone there will lay the ground for 1.7 citizens here to return home," Erdogan told reporters at an airport in Ankara.

Meanwhile Turkish and US military forces are apparently planning to create a safe zone about 97 kilometres long on the Turkish border with Syria by expelling Islamic State from the area, according to a US defence official, Bloomberg reports.

Turkey increased its intervention in Syria last week by bombing KURDS targets but said is targeting ISIS