Country: France

President Erdoğan congratulates Macron on election win

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 5 congratulated his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on his re-election, and emphasized the importance of ties between Ankara and Paris for Europe.

The phone call marked the first interaction between the two leaders since Macron was re-elected on April 24, fending off a serious challenge from his rival Marine Le Pen.

Parisians up in arms over plan to fell trees near Eiffel Tower

Paris is aiming to redevelop the area around the Eiffel Tower in time for the 2024 Olympic Games, but the city's residents are beginning to rebel over a plan that would see 22 trees ripped up.

The Paris mayor's office wants to build tourist facilities and offices at the foot of the world-famous landmark.

Macron defeated Le Pen in the Presidential Runoff in France, Bulgarian President Congratulated him

Emmanuel Macron was re-elected President of France for the next 5 years.

According to official results, Macron received 58.55 percent of the vote. His rival, Marine Le Pen, won 41.45 percent of the vote. Turnout is about 72 percent.

Macron is the first French president to be re-elected since Jacques Chirac 20 years ago.