US team arrives in Turkey for safe zone in N Syria

Turkey and US agreed last week to set up peace corridor in Syria for movement of displaced people

Sibel Uğurlu   | 12.08.2019
US team arrives in Turkey for safe zone in N Syria


A 6-member U.S. team on Monday arrived in Turkey's southern province in preparations for a Joint Operations Center to set up agreed safe zone in northern Syria.

The U.S. team arrived in Turkey's Sanliurfa province, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement.

"The Joint Operations Center is projected to start functioning in coming days," the ministry said.

Turkish and U.S. military officials on Aug. 7 agreed to set up a safe zone and develop a peace corridor to facilitate the movement of displaced Syrians, who are longing to return their home. They also agreed to establish a joint operations center.

The agreement also envisaged to set up necessary security measures to address Turkey's security concerns.

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