Oct 13, 03:12
Johnson informed Erdogan of the need to end the operation in Syria
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called on the Turkish leader to stop the military operation in Syria. It is reported by Reuters, citing a representative of the Office of Johnson.
According to the agency, during a conversation with Erdogan, Johnson expressed British concern about the military operation carried out by Turkey, and told the Turkish leader that London could not support the actions of Ankara.
The British Prime Minister noted that the operation could worsen the humanitarian situation in Syria and adversely affect the progress made in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist organization (banned in Russia). Johnson also informed Erdogan of the readiness of the UK and other countries to support the negotiation of a truce.
Since October 9, Turkey has been conducting in the northeast of Syria the ground operation "Source of Peace" against the Kurdish "Self-Defense Units", which Ankara considers a terrorist organization. Turkey’s actions condemned the United States, several European countries, as well as the League of Arab States. Germany and France announced the suspension of the export of military products to Ankara.
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