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Erdogan warns Macron not to 'mess with Turkey' after French criticism

AFP , Saturday 12 Sep 2020
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron "not to mess" with Turkey, as tensions between the NATO allies escalate. (File Photo: Reuters)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron "not to mess" with Turkey, as tensions between the NATO allies escalate.

"Don't mess with the Turkish people. Don't mess with Turkey," Erdogan said during a televised speech in Istanbul. Macron has strongly condemned Ankara during the standoff between Greece and Cyprus on one side and Turkey on the other over hydrocarbon resources in the eastern Mediterranean.

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