Turkish offensive in Syria: emergency meeting of the UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council will meet urgently on Thursday 10 October 2019. On the menu of exchanges, the Turkish offensive launched in Syria.

Turkey announced on Wednesday the start of an offensive called “Source of Peace” in north-eastern Syria. According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, this action aims to eliminate a “terrorist corridor” in southern Turkey against what he calls “the Kurdish militia of the People’s Protection Units (YPG)”, which he considers a “terrorist” group but which is supported by Western countries.

He also stated via his twitter account that the operation also aims to create a “security zone” to receive Syrian refugees in Turkey and to separate the Turkish border from YPG positions. It is intended to bring “peace and security” to Syria, according to Erdogan.

However, the launch of this offensive is already giving rise to many adverse reactions at the international level. The latest news is that the UN Security Council will meet urgently on Thursday,October 10th, 2019 to express its opinion on the offensive launched by Turkey in Syria.

According to several sources, air raids and explosions have been heard in the north-eastern region of the country. The outcome remains unknown for the moment.

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