Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed France’s leader Emmanuel Macron, following French criticism about Turkish maritime activities in the eastern Mediterranean that have ignited tensions with Greece and the European Union.
Erdogan said in a statement:
I do not want to mention his name, but I have to mention it because he has been messing with me a lot.
What is it? He says: ‘Not with Turkish people, but we have problems with Erdogan.’
Dear Macron, you will have many problems with me.
I have already told you many times, but you do not listen.
Look, you do not have knowledge of history too,” I said. You do not even know France’s own history.
First, do not mess with Turkish people! Do not mess with Turkey.
Africa’s history is literally the history of France. You are the one who killed 1 million people in Algeria.
You are the one who killed 800,000 people in Rwanda.
You cannot lecture us on humanity. Learn this first.
While Erdogan is certainly not someone to be admired, he does have a point in his response to Macron.
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