Turkey's actions could undermine fight against IS, Lithuanian formin says

  • 2019-10-14
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Turkey's ongoing military operation against Kurds in northern Syria could spark a humanitarian catastrophe and undermine the fight against the Islamic State group, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius has warned.

Upon arrival to a meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg, the minister said the situation should not be resolved using military solutions.

"We see escalation and I would see two major problems: one is the humanitarian catastrophe …, and also possible undermining of what's been achieved in the fight with ISIS," Linkevicius told journalists.

EU foreign minister plans to discuss on Monday their possible response to Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria.