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Turkish, German, French, British Leaders to Discuss Syria

Turkish, German, French, British Leaders to Discuss Syria

Friday, 29 November, 2019 - 12:15
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a news conference with Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen (not pictured) in Berlin, Germany, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The German government said Friday that the leaders of Turkey, Britain, Germany and France will meet to discuss the situation in Syria before a NATO summit in London opens next week.

German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said that Chancellor Angela Merkel will get together with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron after she arrives in the British capital on Tuesday.

Turkey’s unilateral decision to intervene in northern Syria without warning its allies has been a source of tension in NATO.

Turkish troops and Turkey-backed opposition fighters seized areas in northeastern Syria in a military offensive launched nearly two months ago.

NATO leaders will meet in London on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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