President Erdogan said up to 3 million Syrians in Turkey and Europe can be resettled in northern Syria safe zone if established.
Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed on crucial issues including the PKK terror group's Syrian wing, YPG's, presence in the northeastern part of the country, where Ankara plans to launch a military operation soon.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking to Reuters also said that it is “not rational” for US to hurt ally Turkey on sanctions, Syria “safe zone.”
The CENTCOM and EUCOM meeting comes days after Turkish and US military forces began jointly patrolling in northern Syria as part of a plan to establish a safe zone along the Syrian border.
The European Union's lack of support to Turkey in handling the refugee crisis is forcing Ankara to allow safe passage to Syrian refugees on their way to Europe.
President Erdogan says that Turkey and the US are discussing a safe zone in northern Syria but with every step taken it is seen that what Turkey wants does not match with what is in the mind of the US.
Turkey's National Defence Ministry says efforts continue without delay for establishment of safe zone in northern Syria.
Turkey and the US reached an agreement last month for a planned safe zone in northern Syria for displaced Syrian refugees.
Defence Minister Hulusi Akar announces the date of joint land patrols in northeastern Syria, a region mainly controlled by the PKK terror group's Syria affiliate, the YPG.
"Turkey is determined to actively initiate the formation of a safe zone in Syria along the eastern line of the Euphrates River in its own way by the last week of September," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Ankara has completed its preparations for Turkey-US joint operational plan in Syria, Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin tells US National Security Advisor John Bolton.
Specific details of the Turkey-US agreement over safe-zones in Syria have not been officially announced, but there is hardly an entity which hasn't presented its own version about what happened behind closed doors.
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