UN: Security Council urges Ankara to 'declare a ceasefire immediately' in Syria

After a closed meeting on the Turkish military operation in Syria, the member states of the UN Security Council presented a common statement on Wednesday in New York's headquarters, urging Ankara to immediately declare a ceasefire. The German representative to the UN Christoph Heusgen expressed 'deep regret' that Ankara ignored the collective message issued on Monday by 28 EU member states... Еще, condemning the military incursion and calling President Erdogan to cease it. The US envoy Kelly Craft stressed that Ankara's offensive goes against the international law, increasing the terrorism threat and aggravating the humanitarian situation: «Turkey's military offensive into northeast Syria is undermining the campaign to defeat ISIS, endangering innocent civilians, and threatening peace, security, and stability in the region. We have made it clear with Turkey that any actions in northeast Syria in violation of international law, including international humanitarian law, are unacceptable». During the European Union's FM meeting on Monday, the member states took a commitment to freeze all the arms export deals to Ankara as a sanction for the offensive started on October 9. SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV

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