“Turkey will push again for a no-fly zone over northern Syria”

The Turkish prime minister has told the BBC that Turkey will push again for a no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect civilians fleeing both Islamic State and Syrian government forces. Ahmet Davutoglu said he would work with the US to establish a “safe area” for people displaced by Syria’s conflict. Mr Davutoglu did not rule out sending Turkish troops in to protect the area. Turkey is home to more Syrian refugees than any other country – more than 1.8 million according to recent UN figures. In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen, Mr Davutoglu called on the international community to do more to resolve the four-year conflict in Syria and denied that Turkey had helped so-called Islamic State and other extremist groups. He criticised the five permanent members of the UN Security Council for failing to make a “strong decision” to stop the atrocities in Syria”.

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One Response to ““Turkey will push again for a no-fly zone over northern Syria””

  1. “Growing Russian military presence in Syria” | Order and Tradition Says:

    […] implications for this involvement is that “There is now little hope of establishing a no-fly zone over Syria, unless Washington wants to be in the business of shooting down Russian aircraft. From a broader […]

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