Anyone who opposes Turkey's Afrin op will be siding with terrorists: FM Çavuşoğlu

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 21.01.2018 17:09
Updated 21.01.2018 17:39
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Anyone who opposes the Turkish operation on Syria's Afrin will have taken the side of terrorists, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Sunday after France's call for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

"We hope France will support Turkey's operation against terrorists in Syria," the minister added.

Çavuşoğlu noted that the operation will take precautions to ensure no civilian or innocent person would be harmed.

Earlier in the day, Çavuşoğlu held a phone conversation with French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian regarding Turkey's Operation Olive Branch.

Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch" on Saturday at 5 p.m.(1400GMT) in Syria's northwestern Afrin region. The aim of the operation is to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as to eliminate PKK-linked and Daesh terror groups, and protect the Syrian people from the oppression and cruelty of terrorists.

France has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council over Syria following the launch of Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria's Afrin province, Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday.

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