Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

The United States continues its talks with Turkey on creating a buffer zone in northeastern Syria after the withdrawal of US troops from the area, US Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said on Tuesday.

“We are actively engaging with Turkey on this, and that is part of our efforts to ensure a safe withdrawal of United States forces and a stabilized northeast Syria,” the US official said, answering to a reporter’s question.

“We take Turkey’s legitimate security concerns [about the presence of Kurdish Self-Defense Forces] seriously. We take them into account in our activities and we are – we have ongoing coordination. We’re not going to discuss specifics on these talks, but they continue.”

Palladino also confirmed Washington’s commitment to the pullout of US military forces from Syria.

“As President Trump has stated from the outset, the United States is withdrawing its forces from Syria in a manner that is deliberate and coordinated, and we’re going to continue to work together to fight ISIS [Islamic State terrorist group, outlawed in Russia], and – but that’s something that’s going to continue. We have no timelines to discuss at the current time,” Palladino said.

Last week, a series of meetings between US and Turkish officials took place in Washington. The sides discussed creating a security zone from the city of Jarabulus on the Western bank of the Euphrates river to the Fish Khabur border crossing wedged between Syria, Turkey and Iraq.

On February 14, US President Donald Trump said his country would “devastate Turkey economically” if it attacks Kurds in the region following the withdrawal of US troops from Syria. He also said that Kurds should refrain from provocations against Turkey. Trump also said that a 32-km buffer zone should be established in northern Syria.

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Turkey is absolutely free to create a 32km buffer zone into Turkey : they have more than enough room to do this… At the same time, they could give the Antioch region back to Syria, Northern-Cyprus back to Cyprus and Constantinople/Thrace back to Greece…

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The first time you write the trueth

Turds smell
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Turds smell

Finally you make sense

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Turks and.israelis are both turkic People
Most Israelis are of Khazar origin what makes them Ethnical turkish but they mixed up with slavic people like poles ukranians white russians russians etc…today they carrie fake German Surnames

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@Umar, the Ashkenasim You mean are the majority of Jews in the US, Russia etc. and their names are often Yiddish, a German dialect – or German influenced language. In Israel they were the original Zionist settlers. They represent still much of the Israeli political and economic establishment. These Ashkenasim are not of mostly Khazar/Turkish but probably Iranian descent and may originally hail from East Turkey. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/most-jews-descended-ancient-turkey-new-study-2107639949 Most Israelis are by now from Arabic countries and descendants of the Sephardim and Mizrahim who were forced out of their Muslim home countries after 1948.