Turkey - Syria - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (29.10.18)

Q: The day after the Istanbul summit, Turkey carried out bombing raids in northern Syria and is threatening to launch a new offensive. What is your response?

A: We are concerned by the Turkish bombing targeted yesterday against the northeastern part of Syria liberated from Daesh and in particular the Kobani region. We call on Turkey and all of the parties involved to exercise the utmost restraint.

As underscored by the heads of state and government of France, Germany, Russia and Turkey during the Quadrilateral Summit held on Saturday at Turkey’s invitation, there can be no military solution to the Syrian conflict. The means to stabilize Syria over the long term and guarantee its integrity and the security of its neighbors can only be found within the context of a political solution, in accordance with UNSCR 2254.

Our priority remains the fight against Daesh, which the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are continuing with our support.