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Australia Australia has 'deep concerns' about Syria

03:15  10 october  2019
03:15  10 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Syrian civil war. Image copyright AFP. Image caption Syria 's Kurds reject Turkey's plans and say they will Turkish leaders want a 32km (20-mile) deep "safe zone" along the Syrian side of the border clear of When commanders and allies expressed concern about the fate of the Kurds, he vowed to

Turkish troops have advanced into north-eastern Syria , following airstrikes and artillery barrages aimed at Turkey says it is seeking to establish a 20-mile (32km) deep buffer zone along the border against the threat “I have serious concerns about the unilateral military action that Turkey has taken,” the

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Australia is worried Turkey's military incursion into Syria will lead to the resurgence of Islamic State.

Turkey has begun its attack on northeastern Syria, launching a large scale airstrike and ground offensive against Kurdish targets in the region.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been in direct contact with the Turkish and United States governments overnight and on Thursday morning to express his "deep concern" about the actions.

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Asked whether military strikes against the Kurds could ultimately lead to Islamic State retaking territory it was driven from seven months ago, he said that was exactly the concern.

"And that is a concern that has been expressed by Australia and by many others," he told reporters in Sydney.

"That is what we have expressed directly to our partners and our allies and certainly to the Turkish government."

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.© Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. He is also worried about the safety of people in the area and what the invasion could mean for the Kurdish people.

"We will be working through all diplomatic channels, working with our colleagues, whether in Europe or the United States or elsewhere ... to closely monitor these developments, get some clear understanding of the situation on the ground, and consider what possible international responses there are to these issues."

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Mr Morrison has defended Donald Trump over the contentious withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria, which paved the way for the Turkish incursion.

The US president has been accused of leaving Kurdish allies exposed to attacks from Turkish forces, who consider them terrorists.

But Mr Morrison insists the American action doesn't amount to a betrayal or lead him to question its trustworthiness as an ally.

"Let's be clear: it is the Turkish government that is taking action here to create an unstable situation," he said.

"They're the ones who are actually deploying and seeking to walk across the border and to take actions in another nation-state.

"It is the actions of the Turkish government that concerns Australia very seriously."

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