Number 10 briefing on Syria, the NHS, government 'timidity' and defence funding

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22nd January 2018

Here is a summary of this morning's briefing for lobby journalists by the Prime Minister's official spokesman.

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SYRIA

On reports of Turkish military incursions into Syria, the spokesman said: "We are closely following the developments in north-west Syria. The UK has regularly discussed issues relating to the conflict in Syria with the Turkish authorities in line with our shared aim of reducing violence and enabling a political settlement.

"We recognise Turkey has a legitimate interest in the security of its borders. The UK is committed to working closely with Turkey and other allies to find solutions in Syria that provide stability, refrain from escalating the situation and protect Turkey's security interests."

NHS

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