Relations between Turkey and France, each NATO members, have turn into strained in current months over variations in coverage over Syria and the publication of cartoons concerning the Prophet Muhammad in France.

“Macron is a burden for France. Macron and France are actually going by means of a really harmful interval. I hope France eliminates the Macron nuisance as quickly as attainable, “Erdogan advised reporters, referring to protests in French cities.

Ankara and Paris have accused one another of their position within the Nagorno-Karabakh battle. France believes that Turkey has fueled combating between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a area acknowledged internationally as a part of Azerbaijan, however populated principally by ethnic Armenians. Ankara, which supported ethnic Turks in Azerbaijan throughout combating that drove Armenian forces from their territories close to Nagorno-Karabakh, denies this.

Turkey mentioned France, co-chair of the Minsk group – shaped to mediate the battle – was not goal. Erdogan mentioned on Friday that Paris’ standing as a mediator “not exists” due to assist for Armenia. He blamed a decision handed this week by the French Senate calling for Nagorno-Karabakh to be acknowledged as a republic.

“(Azerbaijani President) Ilham Aliyev had recommendation for the French. What was he saying? “In the event that they love Armenians a lot, then they need to give Marseilles to Armenians.” I make the identical advice. If I really like them a lot, they need to do it, “mentioned the Turkish chief.