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French envoy says they can cooperate with Turkey on Ukraine

French envoy says they can cooperate with Turkey on Ukraine

De Riviere says Ankara's efforts to end the war remain critical.
01.09.2022 - 16:30

France's permanent representative to the UN said the "rocky relationship" between France and Turkey has now improved and the two countries can resume cooperation on matters, including the Russia-Ukraine war.

Turkey and France have had tense relations in recent years over Syria, Libya, the Eastern Mediterranean, and other issues with both countries trading barbs at each other.

Nicolas de Riviere said he was happy to see that relations with Turkey had "improved a lot" and France and Europe could cooperate with Ankara.

"We are more than happy to cooperate with Turkey on Ukraine. I think it is absolutely critical," he said.

According to Anadolu Agency, he welcomed all efforts to bring an end to the war in Ukraine, adding that Turkish efforts will remain critical.