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France tells Turkey it won't give in to 'intimidation attempts'

France 'will never renounce its principles and values'

AFP , Wednesday 28 Oct 2020
Gabriel Attal
French Secretary of State and Government's spokesperson Gabriel Attal, wearing a face mask, leaves after attending the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on October 28, 2020. (AFP)

France will continue its fight against Islamic extremism despite criticism from Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and will not give in to "destabilisation and intimidation attempts," government spokesman Gabriel Attal said Wednesday.

France "will never renounce its principles and values," Attal said after a cabinet meeting, underscoring "a strong European unity" behind its stance against "Islamic violence" after the beheading of a French teacher on October 16.

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