Erdoğan extended an invitation to Hollande by stating, "A French President has not paid an official visit to Turkey for the past 20 years." Hollande responded with, "For me it would be a privilege to come to Turkey."
The first meeting between France's President and Prime Minister Erdoğan following the French elections took place in Rio yesterday. During the meeting which lasted 20 minutes, the two leaders emphasized that they were both in favor of turning a new page in relations following the difficult era of Sarkozy's rule.
Erdoğan brought up the fact that France's stance has resulted in disrupting Turkey-EU relations. In the end the two leaders agreed to further strengthen relations not only for Turkey's EU accession process as well as from an economic perspective.
AN ASSAD CONSENSUS
Erdoğan and Hollande also emphasized their discomfort due to the ongoing conflict in Syria and shared the viewpoint that it is time for Assad to go.
According to information received from sources at the Prime Ministry, Erdoğan and Hollande both pointed out the significance of respecting public will and reiterated their consensus that Syria needs to undergo a transition to democracy as soon as possible.
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