Turkish first lady invites French counterpart to Turkey

Turkish first lady invites French counterpart to Turkey

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish first lady invites French counterpart to Turkey

First Lady Emine Erdoğan has invited her French counterpart Brigitte Macron to Turkey, presidential sources said on Jan. 12.

The invitation was extended during a meeting on Jan. 5 between the two first ladies in Paris where Emine Erdoğan accompanied President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on an official visit, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Earlier on Jan. 12, Emine Erdoğan tweeted photos of her meeting with Macron at the Elysee Palace. During their meeting, she said that refugees and education were the primary topics of discussion.

The presidential source said Emine Erdogan told Macron about ongoing educational projects for vulnerable groups in Turkey.

The Rohingya issue was also discussed during the meeting and the French first lady praised Emine Erdoğan for her visit to Myanmar in 2012.

On Sept. 7, 2017, Emine Erdoğan and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited the camps in Bangladesh where Rohingya Muslims had taken shelter after having fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

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