Turkey Rewrites International Law with "Safe Zone" Invasion Doctrine

(Jerusalem Post) Seth J. Frantzman - Turkey has rewritten the rules of international law in Syria, declaring that when there is a presence of what it views as a "terrorist organization," it has a right to invade and create a "safe zone" along the border. Turkey has already done this in northern Iraq. Now Turkey says it has a right to take over eastern Syria, redraw property lines and settle a million people there, regardless of the local population's views. This is a new step in international law. According to this view, Israel could argue that it is setting up a "safe zone" to remove Hizbullah from the border.

2019-10-07 00:00:00

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