Syria – Telephone conversation between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his Turkish counterpart (February 15, 2016)


Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, discussed the situation in Syria with Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the evening of February 15.

He reaffirmed that our priority is to implement UNSCR 2254 and the communiqué adopted by the International Syria Support Group on February 11 in Munich in order to bring hostilities to an end and to allow inter-Syrian negotiations to resume.

Jean-Marc Ayrault expressed France’s very deep concern at the deteriorating situation in Aleppo, where the continued bombing by the regime and its allies is exacerbating the suffering of the people. He indicated that the common goal of France and Turkey should be to bring the fighting to an end.

He also stressed the need to strengthen our cooperation with Turkey in the fight against Daesh.