PM Erdogan: Turkey may create buffer zone on Syrian border.

By bne IntelliNews July 27, 2012
PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday reiterated that Turkey would not allow the terrorist organisation PKK to establish camps in Northern Syrian and become a threat for Turkey. Turkey would not tolerate an emergence of a Kurdish entity there, which may include the PKK, Erdogan added. Turkey will consider several options, including creating a security zone or buffer zone on the Syrian border, Erdogan said. Meanwhile, daily Milliyet reported that the Turkish military is beefing up its presence along the Syrian border .Earlier this month the Turkish military sent ground-to-air missiles and military vehicles to the border. The Democratic Union Party (DUP), PKKs offshoot in Syria, reportedly took control of some cities in Northern Syria. Erdogan also said that foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu will travel to northern Iraq next week to share the Turkish governments sensitivity and determination with regard to developments in northern Syria. As a final note, brigadier general Manaf Tlas, one of Syrian President Bashar Assads closets friends and most senior defectors from the Assad regime, yesterday met with foreign minister Davutoglu in Ankara.

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