ANKARA

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has condemned Thursday’s deadly attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart.

“I offered him [Mevlut Cavusoglu] France’s condolences and support for Turkey in the aftermath of yesterday’s attack on Turkish forces in northwestern Syria,” Le Drian said in a Friday statement.

“I condemned the repeated violations by the Syrian regime and Russia of their commitments regarding de-escalation in the province of Idlib and of international humanitarian law,” he added.

He reiterated France’s call to the Syrian regime and Russia to end the military offensive and abide

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