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The head of the Pentagon calls on Turkey not to undertake a new military operation in Syria

2022-12-01 08:29:14, Kosova & Bota CNA

The head of the Pentagon calls on Turkey not to undertake a new military

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday expressed his "strong opposition" to a new Turkish military operation in Syria to his Turkish counterpart and expressed concern about the escalating situation there, the Pentagon said.

Secretary Austin, in a phone call with counterpart Hulusi Akar, expressed condolences for a Nov. 13 attack in Istanbul, the Pentagon said.


"He also expressed concern about escalating actions in northern Syria and Turkey, including recent airstrikes, some of which directly threatened the safety of US personnel working with local partners in Syria to defeat ISIS," it said in a statement. statement.


"Secretary Austin called for de-escalation and expressed the Department's strong opposition to a new Turkish military operation in Syria."/VOA

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