Turkey urged Macron to recognize the consequences of France’s colonial past

Turkish Foreign Ministry: France’s colonial past affects its relations with the African continent The Turkish Foreign Ministry has proposed to French President Emmanuel Macron to recognize the colonial past of the country he leads, which affects its relations with the African continent.

This is reported by RIA Novosti.

Thus, the department reacted to Macron’s anti-Turkish statements, which he voiced during his visit to Algeria. In his speech, the French President said that Turkey, Russia and China allegedly have “neocolonial structures that show activism, imperialist plans” and oppose the Fifth Republic.

In response, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic stressed the inadmissibility of the accusations of the head of France and called on the country to recognize its own colonial past and realize its consequences. According to the official, it is precisely because of this and attempts by any means to preserve the former influence on the African continent that “there is a negative perception of France.”

“We hope that France will be able to recognize the consequences of its colonial past in the near future, and will not try to escape from historical realities by casting a shadow on Turkey or any other country,” Bilgic said in a statement.

Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron said there were no problems with gas in the country. During his visit to Algeria, he stated that the reserves are secured, since the underground storage facilities are more than 90 percent full.