Turkey ready to normalize relations with France: Turkish FM

Turkey ready to normalize relations with France: Turkish FM

Turkey and France are working on a roadmap to normalize ties, and talks are going well, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Jan. 7, adding that Ankara was ready to improve relations with its NATO ally if Paris showed the same willingness, Hurriyet Daily News reports. 

Çavuşoğlu noted that he had had a “very constructive phone conversation” with French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.

“We agreed that we should work on a roadmap to normalize the relations,” he told reporters after a meeting with Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva in Lisbon.

“We have been working on an action plan, or roadmap, to normalize relations, and it has been going well... If France is sincere, Turkey is ready to normalize ties with France as well,” he stated.

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