Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, prior to their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 16, 2018. (Yasin Bulbul/Pool Photo via AP)
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Turkey Monday said French President Emmanuel Macron will be unable to "break" its partnership with Russia, after he argued the weekend's air strikes against the Syrian regime had driven a wedge between Ankara and Moscow.In an interview with French television, Macron suggested that the weekend air strikes against Syrian government targets had succeeded in engineering a split in the Russia-Turkey alliance.Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov denied that the air strikes prompted a split between Moscow and Ankara, who reconciled in 2016 after Turkey shot down a Russian plane over Syria.Earlier this month, Erdogan hosted a summit on Syria with Iran and Russia in Ankara, the second such meeting after trilateral talks in November in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.Cavusoglu said that Macron had expressed interest in attending the Ankara summit and Erdogan then sounded out Moscow and Tehran over the idea.
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