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The Launch of Military Operation by Turkey in Northeast Syria
(Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu)

October 10, 2019
1. On October 9, Turkey launched its military operation in Northeast Syria.
2. Japan is deeply concerned that the latest military operation would make the settlement of Syrian crisis more difficult and cause further deterioration of the humanitarian situation. Japan once again underscores its position that the Syrian crisis cannot be solved by any military means.
3. Japan hopes that all parties concerned will play a constructive role in improving the humanitarian situation in Syria and in advancing the UN-led political process. Japan will continue to work closely with the international community toward the settlement of the crisis in Syria.

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