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Ministr zahraničí Tomáš Petříček
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Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček on the Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria


The Turkish offensive will only worsen the situation of civilians and refugees in the region. It will lead to the opposite of the displayed intention - it will lead to a delay of people returning home. Unfortunately, at this point we have no other possibility than diplomatic pressure in order to calm the situation. I expect common approach of the EU very soon. The United States should also contribute to the solution. The Czech Republic continues to support peace process in Syria, which should enable post-war reconstruction of the country. There are other options how to ensure security of the Turkish border and we are ready to support them.