Turkey accuses Macron of basing its foreign policy on antagonism to Erdogan

Emmanuel Macron. EFE / EPA / DANIEL COLE / POOL

Istanbul, Jan 10 (EFE) .- The Turkish government on Monday accused the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, of basing his foreign policy on antagonism to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“French President Emmanuel Macron has built his entire foreign policy on antagonizing Erdogan,” said the spokesman for the ruling AKP party, Ömer Çelik, in statements collected by the NTV network after a meeting of the conservative Islamist formation, which governs Turkey since 2002.
“Turkey’s activities do not have any imperialist intention, but are linked to the policies that we observe on various continents,” Çelik insisted.
“Recently, Macron, by giving his support to (the military rebel Khalifa) Hafter, has left a lot of mass graves in Libya. There are many words of Macron that will go into the literature. Every two by three says that Turkey spreads Islam political. Why do you say it? To launch slander against Turkey, which tries to protect its rights in the eastern Mediterranean, “the spokesman added.
France resolutely supports Greece, even sending warships, in its confrontation with Turkey over the limits of the Turkish and Greek exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the sea between Crete and Cyprus, where both countries want to explore gas fields.


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