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It is clear that the volatile situation in Syria and especially in the northern parts of the country will continue for some time to come. So Turkey and the international community have to address two major issues. One is the plight of the Turkmens. We have to create safe pockets for the Turkmens. We also need to address the Syrian refugee issue as Turkey continues to host the 2 million Syrians who have sought shelter here. They are not a financial burden but they are also becoming a social dilemma.
So the first priority of the new coalition government has to be to address this issue. A buffer zone inside Syrian soil where camps are built for the Syrian refugees and where Turkey continues to provide for them is a practical solution. Besides, the same zone can host a safe haven for the Turkmens inside Syrian territory, which would be more than welcome. It is time the Americans also started thinking along these lines and thus win new friends over here.