January 23, 2018 / 5:57 PM / 4 months ago

Macron expresses concerns to Erdogan after Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron expressed concerns to Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Tuesday following the Turkish military intervention in the Syrian enclave of Afrin.

FILE PHOTO - French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk out after a joint press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, January 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool

“Taking into account Turkey’s security imperatives, the president expressed to his Turkish counterpart his concerns following the military intervention launched on Saturday in Afrin,” Macron’s office said in a statement.

Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Alison Williams

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