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Turkey Considering Setting Up Military ‘Buffer Zone’ In Syria For Refugees

By Ben Armbruster on June 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm

"Turkey Considering Setting Up Military ‘Buffer Zone’ In Syria For Refugees"


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The Telegraph in London reports that Turkish government sources told a Turkish newspaper that soldiers could be sent in to Syria to create a “safe haven” should the flood of those fleeing the Syrian government’s violent crackdown worsen. “We would close the border but we cannot turn our back,” a Turkish official told the newspaper, Hurriyet. “If chaos starts, then we will have to form a security zone or a buffer zone inside Syrian territory.”

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