U.N. Security Council members divided on Turkey’s military action in Syria

Amman, The U.N. Security Council failed Thursday to agree on a statement condemning Turkey’s military operation in Syria, defeating the efforts of Europeans who warned of an ensuing humanitarian crisis.

Following an emergency closed-door session of the council, ambassadors issued somber assessments of the situation in the Kurdish enclave, where thousands of civilians were reportedly fleeing the Turkish offensive.

Five European ambassadors who had called the meeting hoping to present a unified front against Turkey stood together with a sixth, from Estonia, and demanded that Turkey cease its military operations.

They vowed not to provide stabilization or development assistance in areas where the local population is mistreated.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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