US wants Syria 'safe zone' to protect Turkey, Kurds: Pompeo

US wants Syria 'safe zone' to protect Turkey, Kurds: PompeoUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that talks were under way on Washington’s proposal to establish a “safe zone” in flashpoint border areas of northeastern Syria, where tensions are rising between Turkey and Kurdish militia. “We want to make sure that the folks who fought with us to down the (Islamic State group) have security… and also that terrorists acting out of Syria aren’t able to attack Turkey,” Pompeo said.



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