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Turkey’s ‘Safe Zone’ Would Be Anything But

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Expand A Turkish soldier stands at the border with Syria in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.  © AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis Turkey’s plan to create a 32-kilometer “safe zone” in Syria where it could relocate one million Syrian refugees is woefully misguided and dangerous – and bound to fail. Turkey’s military operations in northeast Syria could displace civilians currently living there and put in danger any refugees moved into the zone. There are also serious concerns that the 12,000 Islamic State (ISIS) fighters currently being detained by the Kurdish-led…

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