France’s Macron tells Erdogan Syria truce also applies to Afrin

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday told his Turkish counterpart that a U.N. Security Council call at the weekend for a ceasefire across Syria also applied to Syria’s Afrin region. During a telephone call between the two leaders, Macron said the 30-day ceasefire “involved all Syrian territory, including in Afrin, and must be put into effect everywhere and by everyone without delay”, the French presidency said.

“The President of the Republic stressed that the humanitarian truce applied to all of Syria, including Afrin, and should be implemented everywhere and by all without any delay to stop the ongoing spiral of violence that could lead to a regional explosion and push away any hope of a political solution,” Macron’s office said in a statement and quoted by Reuters.