Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he saw “nothing negative” in statements by French President Emmanuel Macaron, who said that he was “forced to speak with his Turkish counterpart every week.”
In an interview with Le Journal magazine published on Thursday, Macaron spoke of the need to adopt a “real and realistic speech with presidents and talk about all subjects, including those that provoke anger.” “The international arena has nothing beautiful,” he said, adding that ” Talk with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, every week. ”
The French media quickly circulated this statement and then asked journalists to ask Erdogan about this after Eid al-Adha.
“I do not see anything negative in what has been said in this magazine, and I think that talking to the Turkish president is an added value to them,” Erdogan said in response to these questions. “I do not intend to reject interviews. I want to increase the number of our friends and reduce the number of Who look at us negatively. ”
The Elysee announced that the French president had asked Turkey for the rapid release of the French journalist Le Boro, who has been detained in Turkey since July 26, from the border with Iraq after pictures of him accompanied by Kurdish fighters from Syria.