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Macron says Turkey's Syria offensive may create humanitarian crisis

  • Published at 10:57 am October 14th, 2019
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French President Emmanuel Macron and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (not pictured) talk to the media at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France October 11, 2019 Reuters

He said this offensive risks to help Islamic State re-emerge in the region

France’s president said on Sunday he had told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump in telephone calls that the Turkish offensive in Syria had to stop immediately and that it risked creating a humanitarian crisis.

“We have a common desire that this offensive ends,” Emmanuel Macron said alongside Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel. “This offensive risks creating an unsustainable humanitarian situation and to help Islamic State re-emerge in the region.”