Ankara says only Turkish forces should be in Syria safe zone

ANKARA, Feb 15 - Only Turkish forces should be present in the planned safe zone in northeast Syria, Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted by the state-run Anadolu news agency as saying on Friday.

Turkey wants to set up the safe zone with logistical support from allies after U.S. troops pull out of Syria. It says the safe zone should be cleared of the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG militia which Ankara considers a terrorist group.
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