The idea of a safe zone for refugees in Syria was first proposed several months ago, but the flood of people entering Turkey ”“ as many as 5,000 a day for the past 10 days ”“ has ratcheted up the pressure for such a zone’s creation.
The UN refugee agency announced on Aug. 28 that as many as 200,000 Syrians may seek refuge in Turkey alone. Turkey says its threshold is 100,000, and it is leading the call for a safe zone so that Syrians can safely remain inside Syria.
But it’s complicated and carries risks that make the international community hesitant to implement it. Here are some complications….