Paris: Erdogan joins WWI Armistice Day centenary event

Paris: Erdogan joins WWI Armistice Day centenary event
11 Kasım 2018 Pazar, 22:19 Ceremony near Arc de Triomphe monument in French capital sees presence of world leaders
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Paris
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 11: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "TURKISH PRESIDENCY / MURAT CETINMUHURDAR / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2R) and his wife Emine Erdogan (R) chat with participants as they attend the commemorative ceremony within the centenary of the end of World War I, on November 11, 2018 near the Arc de Triomphe monument located in Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. ( Turkish Presidency / Murat Cetinmuhurdar / Handout - Anadolu Agency )
11.11.2018 Turkish Presidency / Murat Cetinmuhurdar / Handout
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By Ilkay Guder

PARIS

Turkey's president on Sunday participated in a ceremony held to mark the centenary of the end of World War I near Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron met their Turkish counterparts Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Emine Erdogan at Elysee Palace.

Around 47 heads of states, 23 governments' heads and 15 international institutions' chairs walked towards Arc de Triomphe and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, located at the base of the arc on the famous Champs-Elysees Avenue.



Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a brief chat following the ceremony.

After the ceremony, the world leaders and their spouses participated in the lunch hosted by Macron and his wife.

Erdogan is accompanied by his wife, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin during his visit to Paris.

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