Erdogan approves further operation expansion in Syria
Turkey-backed rebels may extend their zone of control in northern Syria, Reuters.
Speaking at a news conference before departing for New York to partake in United Nations General Assembly, the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's "safety zone" in the region could eventually span an area of 5,000 square kilometers.
The Turkish leader said: "As part of the Euphrates Shield operation, an area of 900 square kilometers has been cleared of terror so far. This area is pushing south.
"We may extend this area to 5,000 square kilometers as part of a safe zone," Erdogan added.