“We are deeply concerned about reports that Turkey intends to launch a military operation in northeast Syria. We do not support the actions outlined by Turkey and are in close contact with international partners, including the United States, France and Germany, ”said the representative of the British Prime Minister.

He noted that Britain urged Turkey to avoid unilateral military action that could destabilize the region.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held telephone conversations with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, during which the ministers paid special attention to the situation in northeast Syria.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif opposed the Turkish military operation in Syria.

The US Department of Defense has announced "the possible destabilizing consequences of actions for Turkey itself" after a military operation against Kurdish forces.

On October 5, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country could launch a military operation in northern Syria in the coming days.

On October 8, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the completion of preparations for the operation.