France European Affairs Minister Amelie de Montchalin

France's European Affairs Minister said on Friday that European leaders would consider sanctions on Turkey in next week's summit.

Iran Press/Europe: Amelie de Montchalin noted that EU sanctions against Turkey are on the table which would be discussed at the European Council next week, France Inter radio reported.

"The European powers will not remain powerless when faced with a situation that is shocking for civilians and the stability of the region," France's European Affairs Minister added.  

Turkey has launched a military offensive in Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria. The military operation began on 9 October 2019 when the Turkish Air Force launched airstrikes on border towns.

So far, more than 60,000 people have been displaced, and dozens of people have been killed or injured.205/219

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