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Turkish top diplomat accuses French leader of hypocrisy

Turkish top diplomat accuses French leader of hypocrisy
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu compares Emmanuel Macron to 'rooster crowing while its feet are covered in dirt'

By Tevfik Durul

ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's foreign minister slammed the French president's remarks against Turkey, accusing him of hypocrisy.

During a speech in Strasbourg, France at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Emmanuel Macron criticized Turkey's policy on Syria as well as freedom of expression in the country.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Mevlut Cavusoglu said at the same event that Macron "exceeded his boundaries by defaming Turkey on freedom of expression."

"How many migrants has Macron accepted in his country? Instead, he hosted YPG/PKK terrorists at Elysee Palace," Cavusoglu underlined.

Cavusoglu also accused French president of being hypocritical, comparing him to "rooster crowing while its feet are covered in dirt'.

In April, Macron hosted a delegation of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is closely affiliated with the YPG/PKK terrorist group.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.

The PYD/YPG is its Syrian branch, which also works under the label of the SDF.

* Writing by Fatih Hafiz Mehmet in Ankara

source: News Feed
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