Turkey And Russia React to Trump’s ‘Safe Zone in Syria’ Decision

Hulya Karahan


Following the announcement by  US President Donald Trum, who said that “would become a safe zone in Syria.” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Hüseyin Müftüoğlu said that “Turkey has been  expressing this issue for a long time. We will look at it clearly, we are following. We have seen the U.S. President’s request for conducting a study. What’s important is the results of this study and what kind of recommendation will come out,” Müftüoğlu told reporters at a briefing in Ankara.


On the other hand, Russia has also responded to Trump’s explanation.

“The United States should also consider the consequences of creating a safe zone,” the Kremlin said.

“Our American partners did not consult us, it is an independent decision,” said Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman.

“Since the US President Donald Trump took over, there has been no direct communication between the White House and the Kremlin,” “diplomatic routines are running, our Washington embassy is in constant contact with his counterparts in the State Department.”

Trump said on on Jan. 25 he “will absolutely do safe zones in Syria” for refugees fleeing violence. According to a document seen by Reuters, he is expected to order the Pentagon and State Department in the coming days to craft such a plan.