The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Friday characterized his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron as “trouble” and said he hoped France would “get rid of him” as soon as possible, in the newest attack in a rising war of words between the two leaders.
Erdogan told reporters after Friday prayers in Istanbul “Macron is a trouble for France. With Macron, France is passing through a very, very dangerous period. I hope that France will get rid of Macron trouble as soon as possible,”.
Turkey and France are involved in a series of disputes from tensions in the eastern Mediterranean to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.