Syria: Armed Conflict:Written question - 130059

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Asked by Joan Ryan
(Enfield North)
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Asked on: 27 February 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Armed Conflict
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the implementation of a ceasefire in the Afrin region as a result of UN Resolution 2401.
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Answered by: Sir Alan Duncan
Answered on: 05 March 2018

​The Foreign Secretary has been in regular contact with his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, and has encouraged de-escalation in Afrin and the protection of civilians, while recognising Turkey's legitimate security interests. In line with UNSCR 2401, the UK urgently wants to see the safe, unimpeded and sustained delivery of humanitarian aid and services across the country, and medical evacuations of the critically sick and wounded, in accordance with applicable international law.

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