Erdogan calls Macron ‘brain-dead’

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at Emmanuel Macron over his criticism of Turkey’s military intervention in Syria, saying the French president was suffering “brain death”, a phrase Macron recently used to describe NATO.
Erdogan used a televised speech to launch a stunning attack on Macron, just days before the two men join other NATO leaders in England for events to mark the alliance’s 70th birthday. “I am talking to France’s President Emmanuel Macron, and I will also say this at NATO. First of all, have your own brain death checked. These statements are suitable only to people like you who are in a state of brain death,” Erdogan said.–AFP

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