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Turkey expects France to apologise unconditionally over false Mediterranean warships claim

"When makes and works against , that should not be accepted. We expect France to apologise unconditionally," Turkish Foreign Minister told reporters during a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in the capital Berlin on Thursday.

Published July 02,2020

Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday that France should apologise for making "false claims" about a naval incident in the Mediterranean that has added to growing tensions between the NATO allies.

"When France makes false claims and works against Turkey, that should not be accepted," Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters in Berlin.

"We expect France to apologise unconditionally," he said, after Paris last month denounced an "extremely aggressive" intervention by Turkish ships against a French navy vessel participating in a NATO Mediterranean maritime security operation.