Turkey: preparations for joint operations center in Syria kick off

ANKARA, Preparations for an operations center between Washington and Ankara to establish a safe zone in Syria have begun, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

In a statement, the ministry said efforts are ongoing for the Joint Operations Center to enter service in the province of Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, as part of the safe zone in in northern Syria planned in coordination with the US.

Yesterday, a six-member US team arrived in Sanliurfa province to work for the center’s establishment.

The ministry underlined that efforts were underway towards the center’s establishment and operation “as soon as possible”.

Earlier this month, Turkish and US military officials agreed to set up a safe zone and develop a peace corridor to facilitate the movement of displaced Syrians, who are longing to return their home.

Source: Kuwait News Agency