Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticized his French counterpart, calling the remarks of Emmanuel Macron "interventionist and inaccurate".

Iran Press/Asia: "Macron says our problem is not with the Turkish people, we have problem with Erdogan," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Istanbul.

"Killing one million Algerians, 800,000 Rwandans, hundreds of thousands of Libyans, is your job," the Turkish president addressing Macron said.

Erdogan described Macron's situation in French society shaky, unstable and said "there is not much time left in your presidency".

French President Emmanuel Macron at a news conference, ahead of the seven European Countries summit on escalating tensions between Ankara and Athens over oil and gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean, said that we Europeans need to deal decisively with the Erdogan government, not the Turkish people."

While Greece, along with some European countries, believes that Turkey's actions are illegal, it has warned Ankara of the consequences of its actions. Turkey, however, has stated that it is only securing its rights in the Black Sea and the Aegean sea.

Tensions between France and Turkey have risen in recent months due to Ankara's support for the Libyan National Accord government, Turkish drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, and the publication of a textbook for teaching in French high schools. In a part of this textbook, the two titles "Nationless State: Kurds" and "Kurds are the largest stateless nation in the world" are used.


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