December 15, 2019

Turkey’s relocating of Syrian refugees under way

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: The Arab Weekly

Journalist Simon Tisdall

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the country’s state broadcaster TRT that he intends to settle approximately 1 million Syrian refugees in the so-called “safe zone” that Ankara carved out in north-eastern Syria.

Foreign Policy magazine, however, suggested that the relocation of Syrians to the territory in the historically Kurdish-dominated region may have already begun. The magazine referred to Turkish media reports in November indicating small numbers of refugees had been moved into the hazardous region.

Read the full story and more in The Arab Weekly.


  • Nicholas Heras

    Former Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a former Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focused on the analysis of complex...