UPDATES WITH MORE REMARKS FROM MACRON
By Yusuf Ozcan
PARIS (AA) – French President Emmanuel Macron said he decided with German chancellor and British prime minister to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the following weeks.
Speaking in a press conference after EU Leaders' Summit in Brussels on Friday, Emmanuel Macron said they have taken a joint decision over Turkey.
"We stopped weapons exports to Turkey. We decided with [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel and [British Prime Minister Boris] Johnson to meet with President Erdogan in the following weeks. Probably we will meet in London," Macron said.
Macron also said that the foreign terrorists which conducted attacks in Iraq will be tried in Iraq but those who want to return to France from Syria should come back via Turkey.
"If they want to come to Europe they will go to Turkey and from Turkey they will come to France. They cannot come to France via other ways," Macron said.
He added that then they will be arrested and tried in France.
* Writing by Fatih Hafiz Mehmet in Ankara