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Germany: Berlin hopes Turkey's Syria truce will become 'sustainable ceasefire'

Germany, Berlin
October 18, 2019 at 16:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Berlin hopes that Turkey's recently announced pause in its Syria offensive will become a 'sustainable ceasefire, according to German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Christofer Burger, who spoke during a weekly government's press conference in the German capital on Friday.

Burger expressed support of any contribution to the peaceful resolution in Syria: "We welcome everything that would halt the fighting, protect civilians and deescalate the situation in Northeast Syria. This includes the announcement of Turkey to halt combat operations. "

The Interior Ministry spokesperson Steve Alter confirmed reports that German police has increased random border controls, explaining that its border with Austria is the main point of illegal entries due to its position on migration paths from both Italy and the Balkans: "The German-Austrian border is still the main point of interest regarding the finding of unauthorized entries, as different migration routes that lead to Germany connect in Austria - from Italy on the one hand and the West-Balkan route on the other hand. "

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Berlin hopes that Turkey's recently announced pause in its Syria offensive will become a 'sustainable ceasefire, according to German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Christofer Burger, who spoke during a weekly government's press conference in the German capital on Friday.

Burger expressed support of any contribution to the peaceful resolution in Syria: "We welcome everything that would halt the fighting, protect civilians and deescalate the situation in Northeast Syria. This includes the announcement of Turkey to halt combat operations. "

The Interior Ministry spokesperson Steve Alter confirmed reports that German police has increased random border controls, explaining that its border with Austria is the main point of illegal entries due to its position on migration paths from both Italy and the Balkans: "The German-Austrian border is still the main point of interest regarding the finding of unauthorized entries, as different migration routes that lead to Germany connect in Austria - from Italy on the one hand and the West-Balkan route on the other hand. "

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