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Turkish first lady invites French counterpart to Turkey

Emine Erdoğan tweets photos of her meeting with Brigitte Macron last week

Anadolu Agency

First Lady Emine Erdoğan has invited her French counterpart Brigitte Macron to Turkey, according to a presidential source on Friday.

The invitation was extended during a meeting last Friday between the two first ladies in Paris where Emine Erdoğan accompanied President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on an official trip, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Tweeting earlier on Friday photos of her meeting with Macron at the Elysee Palace, Emine Erdoğan said that refugees and education were the primary topics of discussion during their meeting.

The presidential source said Emine Erdoğan told Macron about ongoing educational projects for vulnerable groups in Turkey.

The Rohingya issue was also discussed during the meeting and the French first lady praised Emine Erdoğan for her visit to Myanmar in 2012.

More recently, on Sep. 7, Emine Erdoğan and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visited the camps in Bangladesh where Rohingya Muslims took shelter after having fled from Myanmar's Rakhine State.

They handed out aid to Rohingya Muslim refugees at a camp near the Myanmar border.

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