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Hollande: EU must act against Russia and Turkey

Former French president Francois Hollande has called on the EU to act against Turkey and Russia. "Who is that ally that hits our own allies?" he told Le Monde newspaper, referring to the bombing of Kurdish populations in Syria by Nato-member Turkey. "Russia has been rearming for several years, and if it is threatening, it has to be threatened," he said, adding that US president Trump's position "is not clear".

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