Arab League tells Turkey to halt its Syria offensive

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Cairo - The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Gargash, also condemned the Turkish offensive.



By Reuters, AP

Published: Mon 14 Oct 2019, 12:01 AM

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday led Arab foreign ministers in lambasting Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria as an "invasion of an Arab state's land and an aggression on its sovereignty".
The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Gargash, also condemned the Turkish offensive. "We call for the exit of Turkey and its forces, as well as all foreign forces that have violated this Arab country - and to push for a successful political solution," Dr Gargash said.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, president of the current Arab League session, also condemned Turkey's offensive during an emergency meeting of the body, called by Egypt. The offensive "will exacerbate humanitarian crises, increase the suffering of the Syrian people, and strengthen the ability of terrorists to reorganise their remnants", Alhakim said.


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