ANKARA (Sputnik) – According to the Turkish leader, Turkey has already coordinated the creation of such zones with Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
“Turkey and the United States have not reached mutual consensus on the issue of no-fly and buffer zones [in Syria], Erdogan told NTV channel in an interview, adding that it is necessary to resolve these issues.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with the government battling several insurgent groups, such as the Nusra Front and the Islamic State. More than 220,000 people have died and millions displaced as a result of the long-standing military violence in the country.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said earlier this month that US military personnel training of Syrian opposition factions would start on its territory shortly.