CAIRO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Arab League (AL) announced that it will hold an emergency meeting at the level of foreign ministers on Saturday to discuss the recent offensive launched by Turkey in northern Syria, the Cairo-based pan-Arab body said on Wednesday.
"The meeting will discuss the Turkish aggression on the Syrian territories," said AL Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki said in a statement.
He added that the meeting will be held in response to a request from Egypt supported by several Arab states.
Zaki described the Turkish offensive launched earlier on Wednesday in northern Syria as "an unacceptable aggression against the sovereignty of an AL member state using its current conditions and developments in violation of the rules of international law."
The Turkish military offensive dubbed "Operation Peace Spring" targets Kurdish forces in northern Syria bordering southern Turkey, which Ankara deems terrorists.
The Turkish leadership views the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the People's Protection Unit (YPG) as terrorists allied with Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).