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France and Turkey attempt to mend fences after long period of confrontation | Source: RFI

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on a visit to Athens, Greece, May 31, 2021.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on a visit to Athens, Greece, May 31, 2021. 

Turkish Foreign Minister is visiting France, the first high-level diplomatic contact after months of tensions between the two countries. Points of contention between the two countries include Turkey’s military backing of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya; the dispute over Turkish gas exploration off the northern coast of the divided island of Cyprus; Turkey’s increasingly dominant role in northern Syria, and Turkey’s support for Azerbaijan against Armenia during the recent standoff over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave.

Source: RFI


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