Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey's leader confronted by France, Germany at NATO summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was confronted by key allies France and Germany with diplomatic complaints despite him traveling to Brussels to celebrate the unity of the NATO alliance.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel both raised the issue of nationals from their countries currently held in custody in Turkey. It was the latest example of steadily decreasing relations between Erdogan and several of his European allies in the wake of last year's coup attempt.

French photojournalist Mathias Depardon was taken into custody in Turkey early this month and started a hunger strike to protest his detention, and Macron confronted Erdogan...