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Syria: Macron calls for halting Turkish offensive "as soon as possible"

2019-10-12T08:28:10.650Z

The French president said the Turkish offensive in Syria should stop "as soon as possible". during a telephone conversation with Donald Trump.



The French president said the Turkish offensive in Syria should stop "as soon as possible" in a telephone conversation with Donald Trump.

The Turkish offensive in Syria must stop "as soon as possible," French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday during a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Donald Trump, according to the French presidency. During this conversation, Mr. Macron "stressed the need first and foremost to prevent any resurgence of Daesh (the Islamic State group, editor's note) in the region, to support those who fought on the ground with us against them. terrorists and protect the civilian population, "said the Elysée.

USA and France "will remain closely coordinated"

The French head of state "recalled the need to put an end to the Turkish offensive as soon as possible." France and the United States, which share common concerns, will remain closely coordinated in the coming days, "the presidency added. French. Turkish forces on Friday intensified their bombings against Kurdish targets in northern Syria, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying the offensive would continue despite US warnings.

On Friday, US troops found themselves under fire from Turkish positions near the city of Kobane, in northern Syria, said a Pentagon spokesman. Turkish forces on Friday intensified their deadly bombings of Kurdish targets in northern Syria, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying the offensive would continue despite US warnings. After seeming to give the go-ahead to this operation by removing US soldiers from border areas in northern Syria, President Donald Trump blew the hot and cold, threatening to "annihilate" the Turkish economy if Ankara "exceeded terminals".

Source: europe1

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