March 2, 2021 - 16:51 AMT
Macron, Erdogan to hold talks for the first time in six months

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan via videoconference on Tuesday, March 2 evening, 20 Minutes reports.

Talking for the first time since September, the two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral relations, regional issues and relations between the European Union and Turkey, the French Presidency said.

The videoconference comes amid deep diplomatic disagreements between Turkey and France. The two countries are opposed on several issues such as Libya, Syria, the Eastern Mediterranean and Nagorno-Karabakh.

In the war against Artsakh (Karabakh), Turkey supported Azerbaijan militarily, also by transferring terrorist mercenaries from the Middle East to fight against Karabakh. Armenia was the first to report on Turkey's deployment of thousands of Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan. International media publications followed suit, as did reactions from France, Russia, Iran and Syria. The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army has already unveiled footage from the interrogation of two such terrorists captured on the front.

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