Turkey calls Macron ‘hysterical’ over Syria, Libya, East Mediterranean



Turkish foreign minister has called French President Emmanuel Macron “hysterical” over his meddling in foreign-backed conflicts in Libya and Syria as well as Ankara’s dispute with Greece over sea boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean. Speaking during a press briefing in capital Ankara on Friday, Mevlut Cavusoglu emphasized that Turkey had foiled French hope for renegade military strongman Khalifa Haftar to capture the Libyan capital of Tripoli by providing military support to the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), repelling Haftar’s assault back in June. “In Libya they (France) supported the putschist Haftar and made a grave mistake,” he said,...

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