February 7, 2019 / 4:46 PM / 9 months ago

Turkey's Erdogan says swift steps needed for Syria safe zone

FILE PHOTO: Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech at the Turkish Military Academy in Ankara, Turkey January 24, 2019. Cem Oksuz/Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Steps on forming a planned safe zone in northern Syria should be taken as soon as possible, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

Speaking to members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Turkish-American Council, Erdogan said Turkey had every means to create the safe zone on its own as long as its allies provided it with logistics support.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun and Tuvan Gumrukcu; editing by John Stonestreet

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