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Egypt’s President Condemns Turkey’s ‘Aggression’ in Meeting with Jordan’s King


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Thu, 10 Oct 2019 21:02 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has reiterated his country’s rejection of the Turkish aggression in Syria, holding Turkey responsible for violating Syrian sovereignty, and contravening international law and legitimacy, Egypt’s daily newspaper, Al-Ahram, cited the president as saying.

In a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Thursday October 10th, Sisi has warned of the repercussions of the Turkish offensive on the unity of Syria and its regional integrity, as well as the path of the political process in the war-torn country, in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2254, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.

Sisi also warned of the danger that the offensive poses on the stability and security of the whole region, the spokesman added.

Turkey initiated the so-called “Peace Spring” military offensive in northeastern Syria against Kurdish fighters on Wednesday October 9th, risking causing deaths among civilians and helping Isis militias rebuild its caliphate.

Shortly after the offensive started, Egypt has called for an emergency meeting with the Arab League, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday October 9th.

"Egypt condemned in the strongest terms the Turkish aggression on Syrian territory," the ministry said, adding the offensive represents a “blatant and unacceptable” violation of the sovereignty of a brother Arab state.

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