Statement on Joint Military Talks Regarding Syria

From August 5-7, 2019, U.S. and Turkish military delegations met at the Turkish Ministry of Defense to discuss plans to coordinate the establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria.

The delegations agreed on the following:

a) the rapid implementation of initial measures to address Turkey’s security concerns;

b) to stand-up a joint operations center in Turkey as soon as possible in order to coordinate and manage the establishment of the safe zone together;

c) that the safe zone shall become a peace corridor, and every effort shall be made so that displaced Syrians can return to their country.