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Syrian refugees support in-country "safe zone"

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 01:05

Aug. 29 - Syrian refugees say they support Turkey's proposal to create a safe zone within Syria where foreign troops would protect displaced citizens as conflict rages. Jessica Gray reports.

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Syrian refugees at this Turkish camp are hopeful nations like Turkey will step in to help end Bashar al-Assad's rule. They support Turkey's proposal to create a so called "safe zone" in Syria, where citizens and rebels would be protected by foreign troops. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN REFUGEE, WALID, SAYING: "We are with Turkey, we support Turkey. All Syrian people are with Turkey and support their move for a safe zone. We ask the international community to set up a safe zone and a no fly zone." Turkey is already struggling to clothe and feed 80,000 refugees fleeing the violence, with thousands more arriving every day. On Tuesday, foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu asked the United Nations to lay the foundations of a safe zone by building camps inside Syrian territory where people would be protected and provided for. However, in a rare tv interview, president Assad said such zones would be impractical and that the situation in Syria was, improving.

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Syrian refugees support in-country "safe zone"

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 01:05