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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Egypt Calls for Emergency Meeting with Arab League to Discuss Turkey's Attack on Syria

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7Dnews London

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 19:53 GMT

Egypt has called an emergency meeting with the Arab League over Turkey's attack on Syria, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said, Reuters reported on Wednesday, October 9th.

The ministry added in a statement that "Egypt condemned in the strongest terms the Turkish aggression on Syrian territory," the ministry said in a statement, adding the offensive "represents a blatant and unacceptable attack on the sovereignty of a brotherly Arab state."

Turkey launched a military operation against Kurds in northeastern Syria on Wednesday, days after US forces withdrew from the region.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims the aim was to destroy the terrorist groups on Turkey's southern border, but European countries have demanded Ankara stop the operation.

In its statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry "warned of the repercussions of the Turkish move on the unity and territorial integrity of Syria."

Middle East