Last Update 10:30
Thursday, 14 November 2019

French Foreign Minister to snub France vs Turkey soccer match

Reuters , Monday 14 Oct 2019
France
France' Dan-Axel Zagadou is congratulated by team mates after he scored a goal during the Under 21 Euro 2021 qualifying football match between France and Azerbaijan on October 10, 2019 at the Epopee Stadium in Calais. (Photo: AFP)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 905
Share/Bookmark
Views: 905

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has decided not to attend Monday's soccer match in Paris between France and Turkey in the wake of Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria, said Le Drian's office.

Le Drian had previously planned to be at the game, said the minister's department.

French officials are planning to step up security ahead of this evening's European Championship game in the Stade de France between the two countries, following the condemnation by France and the European Union of the Turkish offensive.

The EU, which Turkey still aspires to join, had already condemned the Turkish air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria, and has been further infuriated by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's threats to send refugees to Europe.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.