Erdogan, Macron hold phone conversation on the situation in Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and French President Emmanuel Macron held a phone conservation on September 22 and discussed the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean.  

In a statement, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said that Erdoğan told Macron that Turkey advocates dialogue and cooperation to solve problems. Erdoğan also told Macron that Turkey expects France to display a “responsible and constructive” approach, and that channels for consultation and communication between the two countries should “continuously remain operational,” according to the statement from Ankara, 

“He (Macron) urged Turkey to fully respect the sovereignty of European Union member states as well as international law, and to refrain from any further unilateral action which could provoke tensions,” the French foreign office said, adding that Macron and Erdogan had agreed to keep in contact. 

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