Macron: Europe must have a ‘more united and clear voice’ with Turkey

Sep. 10, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe needed “a more united and clear voice” on Turkey which is “no longer a partner”.

Macron categorised some of Turkey’s actions as “inadmissible practices” including its drilling activities near Cyprus that are “not worthy of a great state”.

“We Europeans must be clear and firm with, not Turkey as a nation and a people, but with the government of President Erdogan which today has had unacceptable actions,” President Macron said at a press conference ahead of a Southern European summit.

Macron said Europe should avoid an escalation with Turkey but said that Erdogan needed to “clarify” Turkish actions.