The talks with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the heels of the NATO summit were held in a good atmosphere. This is what President of France Emmanuel Macron said during a press conference devoted to the meeting and the outcomes of the summit, TASS reports.
“These talks were held in a peace-loving atmosphere,” the French leader emphasized. Taking into account the offensive remarks that Erdogan had previously made against him and their differences, Macron noted that during these talks, “nobody apologized and none of the parties demanded this”.
Macron said during the talks, he gave a number of clarifications regarding the topics that otherwise could have been distorted and used as a pretext for an attack. He added that the first issue concerned Islam and that he told Erdogan that France’s policy is by no means aimed at attacking any religion.
The French president said Erdogan acknowledged his explanations with understanding and made it clear that the security of France and the consolidation of its population are important for him.