August 22, 2019

US and Turkey defence chiefs discuss Syria 'security mechanism'

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: The National

Journalist Joyce Karam

US and Turkish defence chiefs Mark Esper and Hulusi Akar on Wednesday discussed the early stages of opening a joint security centre to establish a safe zone in north-east Syria.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the call between the two officials highlighted the progress made on the centre to which both sides agreed on August 7.

That agreement also entailed a “safe zone that shall become a peace corridor, and every effort shall be made so that displaced Syrians can return to their country".

Read the full article in The National.

Authors

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

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