BFF-45 Macron to hold telephone talks with Erdogan on Med tensions: French presidency

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Macron to hold telephone talks with Erdogan on Med tensions: French presidency

PARIS, Sept 22, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron will hold telephone talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday for the first time since tensions flared over Turkey’s behaviour in the eastern Mediterranean, the Elysee Palace said.

A French presidential official said Macron would reaffirm the French position over the tensions between Turkey and fellow NATO member Greece after Ankara stepped up hydrocarbon research activities in the sea.

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