Senator Durbin Statement on U.S.-Turkish Agreement to Establish Safe Zone in Syria

WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)—July 27, 2015. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after the United States and Turkey announced the outline of a plan to establish a safe zone along Syria’s border with Turkey. The plan will aid efforts by the U.S. and Turkey to drive ISIS forces out of the area, and create a de facto humanitarian safe zone to protect Syrians fleeing the horrific violence of the civil war.

“The brutal conflict in Syria is a humanitarian nightmare,” said Durbin. “More than 200,000 Syrians have been killed . . .

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