Erdogan, Macron discuss Syria developments over phone

March 5, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Ankara Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed over the phone the humanitarian crisis in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta region, a presidential source said on Sunday.

The two leaders agreed to intensify top-level diplomatic talks to implement a ceasefire and to pave the way for providing humanitarian aid to civilians in the region, according to Anadolu Agency.

During the phone conversation, Erdogan mentioned the trilateral summit of leaders from Turkey, Russia, and Iran which is due as early as April and stressed the formation of a Constitutional Committee, which was decided at Sochi Congress, to contribute to the revival of Geneva process.

The two leaders agreed on the continuation of bilateral dialogue on Syria.

Speaking about Turkey’s ongoing Operation Olive Branch, Erdogan said the operation would eradicate the threat to Turkey’s national security as well as contribute to people’s peace in the region.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria.

Erdogan also condemned the Friday’s terror attack on French embassy and cultural center in Burkina Faso.

Source: International Islamic News Agency