Turkish president considers buffer zone on southern border

(AGI) Ankara, Sept 16 - Turkey is considering the creation of a"buffer zone" on its border with Syria and Iraq to protectitself from Sunni Islamic State jihadists, the Hurriyetnewspaper reported President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying onTuesday. "The armed forces are working (on plans)" he said.Erdogan added that it was a matter of being ready to implementthe measure when he decides it necessary. The move comes inresponse to criticisms that Ankara has left the borders openfor thousands of foreign fighters to enter Syria and Iraq tojoin up with ISIS. . .

(AGI) Ankara, Sept 16 - Turkey is considering the creation of a"buffer zone" on its border with Syria and Iraq to protectitself from Sunni Islamic State jihadists, the Hurriyetnewspaper reported President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying onTuesday. "The armed forces are working (on plans)" he said.Erdogan added that it was a matter of being ready to implementthe measure when he decides it necessary. The move comes inresponse to criticisms that Ankara has left the borders openfor thousands of foreign fighters to enter Syria and Iraq tojoin up with ISIS. . .