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Germany seeking safe zones in Syria near Turkish border: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she was pushing for the establishment of special security zones in Syria near the border with Turkey where refugees could find shelter.

world Updated: Apr 24, 2016 01:16 IST
Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after visiting Nizip refugee camp near Gaziantep, Turkey.(REUTERS)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she was pushing for the establishment of special security zones in Syria near the border with Turkey where refugees could find shelter.

“I have ... again demanded that we have zones where the ceasefire is particularly enforced and where a significant level of security can be guaranteed,” Merkel said in the Turkish city of Gaziantep during a joint news conference with Turkish and EU officials.