Syria: Military Intervention

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 21st October 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Turkish Government on the Turkish military incursion into Kurdish controlled territory in Syria.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

‚ÄčThe UK has been consistently clear with Turkey on our opposition to its military action in north-east Syria. The Prime Minister spoke to President Erdogan on the 12 October and called on Turkey to end its military operation. The Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary have also communicated these messages to their Turkish counterparts.

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