Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the West is coming around to Turkey’s plan for a safe zone inside Syrian territory.
Erdoğan called on world leaders to rally behind Turkey’s plan for a safe zone inside Syrian territory, days before it hosts the G-20 Summit.
Turkey has repeatedly pressed for a safe zone inside Syria stretching down from Azaz and Jarablus in the north, but the idea has met with only a lukewarm response from world powers. However, there have been indications from Ankara in the last few days that the West is coming closer to its point of view.
The Syrian National Coalition calls for the establishment of a no-fly zone in northern Syria. Without it, the territory may quickly fall back into the hands of the regime or ISIS.
A no-fly zone will protect civilians on the ground from Assad’s aerial attacks, enable safer access for humanitarian aid and create the space needed to establish moderate governance and basic services.
It also calls for arming the FSA with advanced weapons capable of protecting civilians from the regime’s and ISIS’s revenge attacks. (Source: Syrian Coalition)