Secretary of State Heiko Maas does not support the proposal by Secretary of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to establish a security zone in northern Syria. From the led by the SPD Minister Foreign Office was called
there is a need for discussion on the proposals. Kramp-Karrenbauer had previously said that she had informed Maas about her advance. She told ZDF that she had been in contact with the Foreign Minister via SMS and informed him that she would “make a suggestion”.
The Secretary of Defense wants to win allies for an international mission in Syria. A solution to the conflict “is the creation of an internationally controlled security zone, including Turkey and Russia, with the aim of de-escalating the situation there,” said the CDU chief. The aim must be to continue the fight against the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) and to create the conditions for a voluntary return of refugees by rebuilding destroyed regions.
The Green Foreign Minister Omid Nouripour said: “The fear of
Refugees have parts of the CDU probably the view of reality
clouded. “Kramp-Karrenbauer also contradicted the Foreign Minister.
“So she disavows with unspoken announcements not only the
Reliability of Germany in our alliances. It also solidifies
The impression that (Turkish President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan could us
blackmail with refugees. ”
“A few days ago, the FDP in Syria has demanded a blue helmet mission,” said the FDP defense politician Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann on the proposals Kramp-Karren Bauer. Union politicians would have smiled at first. “Germany has remained speechless for too long in the face of the Turkish invasion,” criticized the FDP politician. The party called for an end to the fighting, a treaty for an international security zone between all conflicting parties and a UN resolution. “Germany must be prepared to actively support this mission with the Bundeswehr,” says Strack-Zimmermann.
The chairman of the Kurdish community of Germany, Ali Ertan Toprak,
said on ZDF: “We welcome the proposal of our
Federal Defense Minister. It was high time that
Germany reacts and Europe reacts. ”
She will discuss her move with her counterpart on the sidelines of the meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, Kramp-Karrenbauer had said. A decision of the Bundestag on a German participation would then implement the Ministry of Defense with the Bundeswehr.
Turkey was in the north on 9 October Syria launched an offensive against the Kurdish militia YPG, which is viewed by her as a terrorist organization. The government in Ankara establishes the invasion of the right to self-defense. The Federal Government considers the military operation to be contrary to international law. Until now, she has refrained from sanctions except for a restriction of arms exports to Turkey. The offensive also threatens to destroy successes against the IS.
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