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Boris Johnson urges Turkey to end offensive against Syrian Kurds


Boris Johnson has told Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of his “grave concern” at Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria, Downing Street has said.

The prime minister spoke to the Turkish president by telephone and urged him to end the operation and enter into dialogue with a view to reaching a ceasefire.

“He expressed the UK’s grave concern about Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria, which he said could further worsen the humanitarian situation there and undermine the progress made against Islamic State,” a No 10 spokesman said.

“The prime minister underlined that Turkey is an important partner for ...


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