Tensions have been mounting between France, led by President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey, led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, long before the beheading of the French teacher Samuel Paty by a Chechen teen after discussing offensive Prophet Mohammed cartoons.
Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh. (Reuters)
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen before the start of a television debate in Paris on May 3, 2017. (Reuters)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visiting Hagia Sophia monument in Istanbul, on July 19, 2020. (AFP)