October 9, 2019 / 4:16 PM / a month ago

Dutch foreign minister summons Turkish ambassador over Syria incursion

FILE PHOTO: Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok arrives to the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Helsinki, Finland August 29, 2019. Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander/via REUTERS

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok on Wednesday said he had summoned the Turkish ambassador after Ankara launched a military incursion into Syria, he said in a statement.

“The Netherlands condemns the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria,” Blok said in a statement. “We call on Turkey not to continue on the path they are going down.”

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch

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