Erdogan tells Macron: Turkey has no eye on Syrian territory

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday sought to reassure France's Emmanuel Macron over the operation of the Turkish army inside Syria, telling the French leader it was aimed against "terror elements" and that Ankara had no eye on Syrian territory.


Turkey on January 20 launched the "Olive Branch" operation against Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia which Ankara sees as a terror group and a threat to Turkey.


Macron had incensed Turkish officials by saying in a newspaper interview last week that France would have a "real problem" with the campaign if it turned out to be an "invasion operation".


In telephone talks, Erdogan told Macron that Turkey had "no eye on the territory of another country," the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.



פרסום ראשון: 02.04.18, 08:34