French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday called upon the EU member states to renew their rejection of the Turkish offensive on the Syrian territory, and to call for stopping it.
Speaking to journalists upon arrival to attend a meeting with his counterparts from the European bloc member states in Luxembourg, Le Drian warned against the consequences and the dangerous humanitarian catastrophe which would result from the Turkish aggression.
“France expects from this meeting to make a certain demand for ending the offensive and to adopt a firm stance towards weapons exports to Turkey,” Le Drian said.
On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron, during a meeting of the Defense and National Security in Paris condemned “in strongest terms” the Turkish offensive in the Syrian territory, calling for immediately stopping it.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned that “other measures” might be taken against Ankara, in addition to stopping weapons exports to Turkey due to its aggression against Syria.
“We want the EU to discuss this issue which is stopping weapons exports to Turkey on the European level, in addition to that, other choices will remain open depending on Turkey’s behavior in the future,” Minister Mass said.
He affirmed that the Turkish offensive in the Syrian territories threatens the stability of the region as a whole and will lead to huge humanitarian consequences, adding that this can’t be watched without taking any measures.
In a relevant context, German Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman on Monday renewed his country’s rejection of the Turkish aggression on the Syrian territories, affirming that this aggression doesn’t have any legal justification.
Reuters quoted the Spokesman as saying in a press conference that “in light of the current circumstances in Syria, we can’t find any justification for the military intervention in it.”