EU denounces Turkish aggression on Syrian territory

Luxembourg, SANA- The European Union on Monday denounces the Turkish regime’s aggression on Syrian territory, reiterating its commitment to Syria’s unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.

In a statement issued following the meeting of its Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg, the EU denounced Turkey’s military actions, saying that they seriously undermine stability and security in the entire region and will result in more suffering and displacement of civilians, in addition to undermining the fight against Daesh.

The EU said that there are no justifications for this aggression, affirming commitment to the unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of the Syrian state.

In the same context, Foreign Minister of Luxemboug Jean Asselborn said the EU countries unanimously denounced the Turkish aggression, and that the aforementioned statement lauded the decisions of the countries that suspended the export of weapons to Turkey.

France, Germany affirm necessity of EU’s call for stopping Turkish aggression on Syrian territory

Earlier in the day, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday called upon the EU member states to renew their rejection of the Turkish offensive on the Syrian territory, and to call for stopping it.

Speaking to journalists upon arrival to attend a meeting with his counterparts from the European bloc member states in Luxemburg, Le Drian warned against the consequences and the dangerous humanitarian catastrophe which would result from the Turkish aggression.

“France expects from this meeting to make a certain demand for ending the offensive and to adopt a firm stance towards weapons exports to Turkey,” Le Drian said.

On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron, during a meeting of the Defense and National Security in Paris condemned “in strongest terms” the Turkish offensive in the Syrian territory, calling for immediately stopping it.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, during an interview with RDF TV Channel, warned that “other measures” might be taken against Ankara, in addition to stopping weapons exports to Turkey due to its aggression against Syria.

“We want the EU to discuss this issue which is stopping weapons exports to Turkey on the European level, in addition to that, other choices will remain open depending on Turkey’s behavior in the future,” Minister Mass said.

He affirmed that the Turkish offensive in the Syrian territories threatens the stability of the region as a whole and will lead to huge humanitarian consequences, adding that this can’t be watched  without taking any measures.

In a relevant context, German Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman on Monday renewed his country’s rejection of the Turkish aggression on the Syrian territories, affirming that this aggression doesn’t have any legal justification.

Reuters quoted the Spokesman as saying in a press conference that “in light of the current circumstances in Syria, we can’t find any justification for the military intervention in it.”

Ruaa al-Jazaeri / Hazem Sabbagh

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