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Turkey’s Syria offensive could create ‘unbearable’ humanitarian situation, Macron warns

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Standing alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Sunday that Turkeys military operation Kurdish forces in Syria risks creating an “unbearable humanitarian situation” and threatens to “help the Islamic State group re-emerge in the region". Paris and Berlin are stepping up efforts to halt the Turkish offensive.

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Macron said he has told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump in telephone calls that Ankara must cease its attacks immediately.

He is holding an emergency security meeting on Sunday night to discuss the Turkish invasion, and said he's working with Germany on unspecified new initiatives to end it. He and Merkel “both want this offensive to sRead More – Source

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