Turkey expresses unease over France reaction to shelling of PYD
AA photoForeign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has expressed unease over France’s reaction to the Turkish military’s intervention against Syria’s Democratic Union Party (PYD), diplomatic sources have said.
Çavuşoğlu expressed this dissatisfaction to France’s new foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, in a phone conversation on Feb. 15. The French Foreign Ministry had called on Turkey to stop its shelling of PYD positions in a statement over the weekend.
Çavuşoğlu said Turkey was fighting a terror organization in Syria, adding that French authorities were well-aware of the battle, according to sources.
Ayrault said Turkey and France shared similar views on Syria, expressing his intention to advance bilateral relations in the near future.