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France calls for UN Security Council meeting over Syria


UN Security Council meeting
UN Security Council meeting

The Baghdad Post, January 21, 2018 - The French foreign ministry said France is calling for a UN Security Council emergency meeting over the deteriorating situation in Syria, Daily Mail reported.

France's call comes Sunday after Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria in their bid to drive a US-allied Kurdish militia from the area.

The ministry said in a written statement that French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke to his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, by phone Sunday.

France urged Turkish authorities "to act with restraint in a context where the humanitarian situation is deteriorating in several regions of Syria," the statement said.

France also condemned the "indiscriminate bombings" targeting inhabited areas and medical centers led by the Syrian regime in the northwestern province of Idlib in recent weeks.