Turkey plans construction project worth $27 billion in Syria 'safe zone': TRT
Tehran (KNA) - State broadcaster TRT Haber says Turkey plans to build towns within the so-called safe zone in northeast Syria, raising fears that Ankara might be carving out a patch of land in the Arab country for itself.
The network revealed details of the scheme in territories outside the control of the Syrian government, which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly earlier this week.
Last month, Turkey and the US agreed to set up the "safe zone" stretching from the Euphrates River to the Iraqi border.
Syria slammed the deal as a "blatant aggression” against the country’s territorial integrity and a “flagrant violation” of the international law and the UN Charter.
At the United Nations, Erdogan held up a map to show the zone which Turkey wants to set up with the United States, and where it says one million Syrian refugees would be housed.
Turkey has pushed for the 20-mile (32 km) deep “safe zone” to be established along more than 400 km of its border with northeast Syria.