Turkey Rejects Macron’s Accusations of Interference in French Elections

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ANKARA (Sputnik) – The Turkish Foreign Ministry rejects French President Emmanuel Macron’s accusations of Ankara’s interference in French elections, spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Wednesday.

“Last night, a programme was shown on the French state TV channel France 5 in which unfair and inconsistent accusations were made against our country … We consider Macron’s statements that Turkey will interfere in French domestic politics in the upcoming elections as dangerous. This alienates communities of foreign origin living in the country [France]”, Aksoy said in a statement.

The spokesman added that Turkey has no plans in regard to France’s internal politics and only wishes prosperity to the Turkish community living there.

“Turkey is pursuing a policy based on international law on the issues of the Eastern Mediterranean, Syria and Libya. It is obvious that the publication [of Macron’s statements] is deliberately prepared before the EU summit and is aimed at distorting reality, and these inconsistent claims will not achieve their goal”, Aksoy added.

Earlier this week, Macron told the France 5 broadcaster that Turkey may attempt to interfere in France’s presidential election in 2022.

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