Reporter: On the afternoon of the 9th local time, Turkey took military action against the northeastern part of Syria. Turkish President Erdogan tweeted that the Turkish Armed Forces and the Syrian National Army launched Operation Spring of Peace against Kurdish WorkersParty, Kurdish Armed Forces Peoples Protection Forces and Islamic State terrorists, aiming at eliminating the terrorist corridors attempting to establish on the southern border of Turkey, establishing security zones and completely eliminating the terrorist threat faced by the Turkish soil. What is Chinas comment on this?
Geng Shuang, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: China has always believed that Syrias sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity must be respected and safeguarded. We note that there is widespread concern about the possible consequences of Turkish military operations and urge Turkey to exercise restraint.
Recently, the momentum of political settlement of the Syrian issue has increased. All parties concerned in the international community should work together to create good conditions for promoting a political settlement of the Syrian issue and avoid adding new and complex factors to the situation in Syria.
Source: CCTV Responsible Editor: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825