From Erdogan to Macron: Check your brain death
French President Emmanuel Macron should check his own head before describing NATO “brain dead”, Turkish president said Friday in a response to the French leader.
“French President Mr. Macron, I am telling you in Turkey and I will say in NATO, first check your own brain death,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ctiticizing Macron over his remarks that Turkey should not expect NATO support for its anti-terror operation in northern Syria.
Speaking at the ceremony, Erdogan said France has no right and authority to be in Syria.
“The Syrian regime also hasn’t invited you there,” Turkish President Erdogan said, addressing the French leader.
"To remove or not to remove Turkey from NATO ... Do you have the authority to make such a decision?" Erdogan added.Erdogan went on to say that Turkey "will not hesitate" to carry out Operation Peace Spring, "if the threats to Turkey from the safe zone and beyond cannot be eliminated within a reasonable time."