" What Macron and company want is to restore the colonial order [in Lebanon]. "The words are signed Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a speech in Ankara. Thursday, August 13, the head of the Turkish State is strongly taken to the president of the French Republic, criticizing, inter alia, his coming the last week in Beirut, in connection with the double explosion in the port of Beirut, which has left a part of the city devastated and killed more than 170 people dead. According to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, therefore, Emmanuel Macron has referred to as "colonial" in Lebanon and his visit to Beirut was nothing more than a " show ". Charges while relations between Paris and Ankara are increasingly strained.
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The positions of France denounced by the Turkey
The virus attacks of Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking place in a context of growing tensions between Turkey and France, particularly in relation to divergent interests in Libya and the eastern Mediterranean. Research Turkish of hydrocarbons in the sea area have aroused the wrath of Greece and the european Union. Supporting Athens, Paris, has denounced the actions "unilateral" Ankara and announced Thursday, have temporarily reinforced its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean with the deployment of two aircraft and two ships of war.
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The press is pro-government Turkish has welcomed this news with outrage, accusing France of "exceed the limits" and " looking for war ". Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't directly commented on the French decision on Thursday, but he took it without naming it a " country that has no coast in the eastern Mediterranean ", about " not believing more than it is ".