French President Emmanuel Macron said he strongly condemns the Turkish operation in Syria and urged Ankara to complete it as soon as possible.

“I strongly condemn Turkey’s unilateral military operation in Syria. I urge Turkey to complete it as soon as possible”, – Macron told a news conference. The broadcast was conducted on the page of the Champs Elysees on Facebook.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on October 9 announced the launch of Operation Source of Peace in northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers Party and the Islamic State terrorist group. Turkish aviation attacked the city of Ras al-Ain and a number of other Syrian cities on the border of the two countries on the same day.

Later the start of the ground part of the operation was announced. According to the latest information from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the Military after the start of Operation Source of Peace attacked 181 targets of Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Media reports of civilian casualties and injuries.

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