Juncker calls on Turkey to stop military operation

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called on Turkey to act with restraint and halt its military operation in northern Syria.

He also told the European Parliament on Wednesday that the military action will not lead to any positive results and warned that Turkey cannot expect funds from the EU if it pushes ahead with its plan to create a safe zone.

The two sides reached an agreement on handling refugees after the number of people fleeing Syria to the EU via Turkey shot up in 2015. The EU has provided large amounts of funds to Turkey in return for the country accepting refugees.