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Erdoğan, Biden to address number of issues

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he will discuss all the aspects of the Turkish-American ties with U.S. President Joe Biden in their in-person meeting on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels, specifying the latter's categorization of the 1915 events as genocide and the U.S. exclusion of Turkey from the F-35 fighter project.

NATO at the center of Turkey’s security, says defense minister

Turkey is putting NATO at the center of its security while sharing all of its values and burden, the Turkish defense minister has said just a few days before the NATO leaders' summit, recalling that the Turkish army ranks atop in terms of force contribution to the alliance's missions.

Who is the man who slapped Macron?

The man alleged to have slapped French President Emmanuel Macron in the face ran a club for enthusiasts of medieval swordsmanship and had no previous criminal record, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Wednesday.
A police source identified the suspect as 28-year-old Damien Tarel, as Reuters reported.

France to savour new lifting of COVID restrictions

People in France will on June 9 be able to enjoy indoor dining and staying out until 11:00 pm for the first time in months under a new relaxation of COVID rules, as cases fall and vaccinations rise.   

In a key new phase of the programme relaxing the lockdown, diners will be able to go inside cafes and restaurants, terrace consumption having already resumed on May 19.    

France Prepares to Make French Main EU Language

The government of Emmanuel Macron is preparing plans to replace French as the official "working language" of the EU when France takes over the presidency of the EU Council in January 2022, a diplomat was quoted as saying by Politico. Paris sees its first post-Brexit leadership in the union as an opportunity to push its native language for the lingua franca of Brussels.

France's Macron slapped in face during walkabout

French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face on June 8 by a man in a crowd of onlookers while on a walkabout in southern France, video of the incident showed.

Macron's security entourage quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move Macron away from him. Two people were arrested in connection with the incident, broadcasters BFM TV and RMC radio reported.

Ankara aims to strengthen relations with Paris: FM Çavuşoğlu

The Turkish and French foreign ministers on June 7 discussed "multidimensional relations and regional and international issues" in Paris, said Turkey's top diplomat.

"We discussed our multidimensional relations and regional and international issues with my French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian," Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter after the meeting.

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