- UNSC Likely to Discuss Turkish Operation in Northern Syria on Thursday Morning - President
UNSC Likely To Discuss Turkish Operation In Northern Syria On Thursday Morning - President
Faizan Hashmi 10 days ago Wed 09th October 2019 | 11:14 PM
The United Nations Security Council will likely convene an emergency session on Thursday morning to discuss Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria, the council's current president South African Ambassador Jerry Matjila told reporters on Wednesday
Earlier in the day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (banned in Turkey) and the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia).
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expresses his deep concern over the recent developments in Syria and called on all sides to protect civilians in the region amid the military incursion.
Turkey has played a considerable role in the Syrian Civil War by supporting various opposition groups that are fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, while at the same time attacking the Kurdish forces located in the country despite protests from Damascus.