UN Security Council emergency closed door session summoned against leading Muslim country

UN Security Council emergency closed door session summoned against leading Muslim country
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UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Thursday to address the Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria.

The discussion by the 15-member Security Council was requested by five European members — Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and Poland, diplomats said.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, announcing the start of the military action on Wednesday, said the aim was to eliminate what he called a “terror corridor” on Turkey’s southern border.

The move came just days after U.S. troops pulled back from the area.

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