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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoglu denied the “allegations” that Turkish ships were jamming their French counterparts in the Mediterranean.
Caooshoglu said in a press conference held Thursday with his German counterpart Haikou Maas in the capital, Berlin, that his country had proven by reports and documents that these allegations were false, calling on France to apologize.
He added: “The allegations that our ships have jammed their French counterparts are false, and Paris should apologize.”
He continued: “France did not tell the truth to the European Union and NATO, and we have provided NATO with evidence that the French allegations are not true, and France should be honest in its alliance with Turkey instead of misleading against Ankara by twisted means.”
He pointed out that Turkey always seeks to solve all outstanding problems through dialogue and constructive talks.
An official at the French Ministry of Defense had said that there were 7 Turkish naval vessels off the Libyan coast, and a French naval piece had previously attempted to approach cargo ships arriving from Turkey, but that Turkish ships prevented them from approaching.