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Latest update : 2017-10-06

Turkish FM: 'Barzani is risking the future of the Kurds in Iraq'

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said the Kurdish authorities' decision to hold a referendum on independence was a "grave mistake" that will hurt the interests of the Kurds. He said Ankara was ready to seriously consider shutting the border and the oil pipeline to Iraqi Kurdistan. He added that Turkey believes the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad helped to engineer the referendum, but said this wouldn't hurt the rapprochement between Turkey and Israel.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also lashed out at the US for not extraditing Fetullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of masterminding the 2016 coup bid.

Çavuşoğlu said the accusations of spying and plotting against an employee of the US consulate in Istanbul were "serious" and that the outraged reaction from the US to the employee's arrest was "nonsense".



2018-03-14 Middle East

Save the Children CEO: Syria conflict is 'a war on children'

The NGO Save the Children is publishing a chilling new report to mark the seventh anniversary of the war in Syria. It points to a 45 percent increase in the civilian death toll...

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2018-03-10 Middle East

Egypt's revolution, seven years on: An insider's perspective

Omar Robert Hamilton is a British-Egyptian filmmaker, who has just published a book entitled "The City Always Wins". It's a vibrant account of the Egyptian revolution, and of...

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2018-03-08 women's rights

Policy must push gender equality, French minister says

To mark International Women's Day, French Minister for Gender Equality Marlène Schiappa sat down with FRANCE 24's Annette Young to take stock of women’s rights in France....

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2018-03-08 Sport

FIFA head: 'Football can bring people together'

To mark International Women's Day, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura gave an interview to FRANCE 24 at the headquarters of world football's governing body in Zurich. She...

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2018-03-07 Africa

UNHCR chief of mission: 'Libya is not safe for refugees'

Roberto Mignone is the UN Refugee Agency's Chief of Mission in Libya, a country which has become the only major gateway to Europe for migrants fleeing Africa, but where they face...

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