French-Turkish Dissimilar Views on State of Emergency after July 15 Coup

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said during a joint news conference with his Turkish counterpart Monday in Ankara that France understands Turkey’s need to pursue the perpetrators of the failed July 15 coup attempt and did not underestimate the threat posed by the coup-plotters. But, he said, the country must respect the rule of law, according to The Herald.