Turkish Military Confirms Arrival Of 6 US Servicemen For Creation Of Safe Zone In Syria
Sumaira FH 10 days ago Mon 12th August 2019 | 08:10 PM
ANKARA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th August, 2019) The Turkish Defense Ministry has confirmed the arrival of six US military personnel who will be involved in the work of the coordination center for joint operations and the planned security zone in northern Syria.
Earlier on Monday, the Haberturk broadcaster said 90 US military personnel had arrived in the province of Sanliurfa and had been delivered to the center's premises in the town of Akcakale on border with Syria.
"Work has begun on the creation of a joint coordination center with the United States on joint operations and the planned security zone in northern Syria. As part of the preliminary preparations for this, a six-member US delegation has arrived in Sanliurfa.
It is planned that the center will begin to operate in the coming days," the ministry said in a statement.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had threatened to invade the territory east of the Euphrates River to secure the border from Kurdish forces. The Syrian government has objected to the US-Turkish deal as an attack on its sovereignty.