Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a new, powerful attack on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, expressing his hope that his country would “get rid” of him soon.
“Macron is an ordeal for France, and under Macron’s presidency, France is going through a very dangerous period. I hope France will get rid of Macron’s problem as soon as possible,” Erdogan told reporters upon leaving the Hagia Sophia School in Istanbul.
Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan: Macron Fransa’nın başına beladır. Macron ile Fransa çok çok tehlikeli bir dönemi yaşıyor. Temennim odur ki bir an önce Macron belasından Fransa kurtulsun. https://t.co/K0vLrKtuDx pic.twitter.com/LrLZfn9NiD
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The Turkish president strongly criticized the French parliament’s decision to recommend the government to recognize the independence of the Karabakh Republic, which is self-proclaimed and supported by Armenia, noting that this decision contradicts the responsibilities that Paris bears as one of the co-chairs of the Minsk Group for the settlement of the Karabakh conflict within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Erdogan said that by adopting this decision in its parliament, France lost its credibility as an honest mediator, and he recalled the advice given to the French by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, which states, “If you love the Armenians to this extent, then give them the city of Marseille.”
The Turkish president added, “I support this proposal. Karabakh is an integral part of Azerbaijan and the United States and Russia have recognized its occupation. France had previously recognized that as well, but today it is taking a different path.”
Source: TRT + Anatolia+ RT