French President Emmanuel Macron said that it was important to extend the ceasefire in northeast Syria in a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. He added that Paris expects tensions to be resolved through diplomatic ways.
Ankara rejects calling it “a ceasefire” and insists it is “a pause”.
The United States said last week that Turkey was suspending its offensive against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria for five days. Turkey began its cross-border operation following Trump’s decision two weeks ago to withdraw U.S. troops from the area.