Europeans on UN Security Council demand Turkey halt Syria offensive

Members of Syrian National Army, known as Free Syrian Army, wave as they drive to cross into Syria near the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar. (Reuters)

The five European members of the UN Security Council called Thursday for Turkey to halt its offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces.

“We are deeply concerned by the Turkish military operation in northeast Syria,” the countries – France, Germany, Britain, Belgium and Poland – said in a joint statement after an emergency meeting.

“We call upon Turkey to cease the unilateral military action.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56