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Erdoğan praises partnership with France ahead of visit to Paris

ERDOĞAN PRAISES PARTNERSHIP WITH FRANCE AHEAD OF VISIT TO PARIS

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan praised the "strong partnership" between his country and France ahead of a visit to Paris with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.

"France is a country whose views and attitudes on regional and global challenges largely match ours," Erdoğan said Friday before leaving Istanbul.

The leaders are expected to discuss a range of issues in Paris, ranging from Europe's stance on Islam to the status of Jerusalem and the fight against terrorism.

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