The European Union drafted a United Nations resolution to call for an end to Turkey’s incursion into Northeastern Syria. However, Russia and the United States vetoed that resolution.
The German ambassador, Jurgen Schulz, the European Union’s statement out loud:
“We call upon Turkey to cease the unilateral military action.” He added that it would create “fertile ground for the resurgence of Da’esh” in a “significant threat to regional, international, and European security”.
Da’esh is a term for the terrorist group also known as the Islamic State (IS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).