Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened European countries to open the border to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Fragments of his speech, delivered in the presidential Palace, leads the Turkish TV channel NTV.
According to Ankara’s plan, the buffer zone formed after operation Source of peace should become a protective belt for the Turkish border.
Back in late September at the UN General Assembly, Erdogan said that Ankara plans to form a 480-kilometer security zone along the Syrian-Turkish border. In the buffer zone formed in case of success, the Turkish President planned to accommodate 2 million Syrian refugees.
On October 22, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at a meeting in Sochi, adopted a Memorandum on joint actions to resolve the situation in the Northeast of Syria. Turkey suspended the military operation but continues to control the occupied territory, which is planned to create a security zone.