0825 GMT July 17, 2019
Asked about the possibility of a buffer zone on Turkey's southern borders, Hurriyet newspaper and other media quoted Erdogan as saying: "The armed forces are working [on plans]. They will bring them to us. We will decide if it is necessary."
Erdogan did not say which side of the borders any buffer zone would be established or what it would entail.
NATO member Turkey has not committed to an alliance coalition announced this month to take on the ISIL group – which is holding 49 Turks, including diplomats, hostage. It has told allies that it will stay quietly behind the scenes.
Erdogan also told reporters that Turkey could provide refuge to Muslim Brotherhood leaders now being forced to leave Qatar.