October 13, 2019 / 6:27 PM / a month ago

France to hold emergency cabinet meeting to discuss Turkey offensive - Elysee

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will hold an emergency defence cabinet meeting on Sunday to discuss options regarding the Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the French presidency said in a statement.

France is one of Washington’s main partners in the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State and has called for an urgent meeting of the countries in the coalition.

Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Writing by John Irish; Editing by Edmund Blair

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