Turkey rejects France warning on Syria operation as ‘insults’

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (Photo by AFP)

Turkey has hit back at France’s warning over Ankara’s military campaign against US-backed Kurdish militants in Syria, describing it as insulting.

“We consider a country like France giving us reminders about an operation we are carrying out in accordance with international laws to be insults,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Ankara on Thursday.

He made the remarks one day after French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey that the operation in the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin should not become an excuse to invade the Arab country.

“If it turns out that this operation takes a turn other than to fight a potential terrorist threat to the Turkish border and becomes an invasion operation, (then) this becomes a real problem for us,” Macon told Le Figaro newspaper.

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Source: Press TV

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