Germany confirms its refusal to establish a safe area proving Turkey's progress in Syria

Germany announced its refusal to establish a safe area to prove Turkey's progress in Syria, noting that it is consulting with its allies on Syria.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, said on Tuesday, "We reject the establishment of a safe area to prove Turkey's progress in Syria."

"We are consulting with our allies on Syria," Maas said.

The German Defense Ministry has proposed the establishment of an internationally controlled safe area at the Syrian-Turkish border, stressing that the situation in Syria affects the security interests of Europe.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas earlier described Turkey's attacks in northeastern Syria as an "invasion" and said they were "incompatible with international law."


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