Monday, 14 October 2019 10:12


President Emmanuel 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 was holding an emergency security meeting last 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 stop”, the French president said.

Merkel echoed that view, adding that while Turkey has "legitimate security concerns", different solutions need to be found for the region.

France and Germany have suspended arms sales to Turkey, and Macron said he and Merkel will continue to coordinate on "initiatives in the coming hours and days."


Source: News Agencies.