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Trump’s False Claim about Syrian ‘Safe Zone’

In explaining his decision to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria and allow Turkey to set up a “safe zone” in Syria, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Turkey has lost “thousands and thousands of people from that safe zone.”

“This is entirely fictional,” Asli Aydıntaşbaş, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, told us in an email.

It’s true that Turkey has lost thousands of its people in battles over the years with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, inside Turkey. However, there have not been thousands of

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