Situation in Northern Syria: extracts from the debate
Event date: 10/10/2019
During the plenary session (9-10 October 2019) of the European Parliament in Brussels, MEPs discuss Turkey’s military intervention in parts of north-east Syria controlled by Kurdish forces, as US troops withdrew from Northern Syria. The Turkish military started operations in that area against Kurdish-led forces. Kurdish militia played a significant role in helping the US defeat the Islamic terrorist group IS in Syria.Statements by Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the EC, Željana ZOVKO (EPP, HR), Kati PIRI (S&D, NL), Irina VON WIESE (RE, UK) and Alice KUHNKE (Greens/EFA, SE).