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Kurds demand security zone under UN control

The Kurds in Syria reject the establishment of a "safety zone" under the control of Turkey in the North, the civil war country. The Turkey was not neutral and "can be no guarantee of security," said the high-ranking politicians Aldar Khalil on Wednesday.

Only one of the UN troops demarcation monitored line between Turkey and Northern Syria would be acceptable. Other options were "unacceptable, as they violate the sovereignty of Syria and the sovereignty of our Autonomous Region," said Khalil. Turkey has drawn in the last few weeks, numerous troops on the border to Syria together, and with an Offensive against the Kurdish people's defense units YPG threatened.

Trumps Silence, Erdogan's announcement

U.S. President Donald Trump had recently brought in a "security zone" of 20 miles (about 30 kilometers) into the conversation, but neither expressed, where they created, nor by whom they should be enforced.

The Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that he had agreed with Trump that Turkey will set up the "safety zone". The Turkish government, however, had reacted angrily to a threat of Trumps, the US would destroy the Turkey, "economic", should Ankara to attack the Kurds.

of Russia "only solution"

Russia's foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has argued, meanwhile, that the Syrian government takes over control of the Region. Russia was convinced that it was "the best and only solution", "to hand over these territories to the control of the Syrian government, the Syrian security forces and administrative structures," Lavrov said on Wednesday at a press conference in Moscow. (nlu/sda/afp)

Created: 16.01.2019, 12:42 PM

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