Hollande: France Supports Idea of Creating Buffer Zone Between Turkey, Syria

October 8, 2014 3:50 PM

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PARIS, October 8 (RIA Novosti) - French President Francois Hollande has expressed support for the idea of creating a buffer zone between Turkey and Syria to ensure the safety of civilians, the president's office said in a statement Wednesday.

"The President of the Republic supports [Turkish] President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan who proposed the idea of creating a buffer zone between Syria and Turkey for the reception and protection of displaced persons," the French presidential administration said in a communique.

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