On Friday Erdogan is at it again, making statements to Turkish press following an Islamic prayer service essentially saying 'Macron must go'.
"Macron is a burden on France. Macron and France are going through a very dangerous period actually. My hope is that France gets rid of the Macron trouble as soon as possible," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul.
France and Turkey have clashed on a multitude of fronts, including the energy exploration issue impacting EU members Greece and Cyprus, as well as terrorism targeting Europe, policy in Libya, and even lately over the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Here's his comments in context as related by Turkey's Daily Sabah:
"Macron is trouble for France. My wish for France is to get rid of Macron as soon as possible. Otherwise, they will have to deal with the yellow vest protesters for longer, or 'red vests' may appear as well," Erdo?an told reporters in front of the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque in Istanbul following Friday prayers.
Erdo?an said that he agrees with the suggestion of his Azerbaijani counterpart, President Ilham Aliyev, who called on France to give Marseille to the Armenians if they are so eager for the latter to have sovereignty.
Last week, the French Senate adopted a resolution urging the government to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent republic.