Monday, February 26, 2018

Macron to Erdogan: Syrian ceasefire must apply to Afrin "operation"/invasion

Syrian ceasefire must apply to Afrin "operation"/invasion
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed the new UN Security Council resolution on the Syrian ceasefire as well as Ankara’s operation in Afrin in a phone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday.

During the conversation between the two leaders, Macron stressed that the 30-day ceasefire “covered all Syrian territory, including Afrin, and must be put into effect everywhere and by everyone without delay”, according to the French presidency.

This comes as on Sunday Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said that the latest UN Security Council’s resolution does not cover Turkey’s military operation in the Syrian region of Afrin against Kurdish militias as it is being conducted against terrorists.

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