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Turkey’s Erdogan And France’s Macron Discuss Olive Branch Operation Northern Aleppo’s Afrin

Agencies (Qasioun) – Sources in the Turkish Presidential palace said on Tuesday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that all measures have been taken to prevent civilian casualties in its operation on Syria’s Afrin.

 

The sources said that Erdogan and Macron agreed to stay in close communication regarding efforts to solve the Syrian issue and exchanged information on the Turkish incursion into northern Syria.

 

Moreover, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced later on Tuesday that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his American counterpart Donald Trump would speak over the phone on Wednesday.

 

He said Trump requested to make the phone call. "The time has also been decided," Cavusoglu added, without giving any further details.

 

The operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as to protect the Syrian people from the oppression and cruelty of terrorists, according to the Turkish General Staff.