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Erdogan says Turkey can work with France on Syria, Libya

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Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool

BRUSSELS, June 14 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday that their two countries could work together to tackle conflicts in Syria and Libya.

Erdogan was speaking at a news conference after a NATO summit in Brussels where he met the French president and other leaders. The two countries have disagreed over Turkey's intervention in Libya and French support for Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamkuk, Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Dominic Evans; Editing by Jonathan Spicer

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