January 23, 2018 / 5:57 PM / a year ago

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

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.

“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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