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Bobby Ghosh

Turkey Has Eclipsed Emmanuel Macron's Libya Dreams

The French president's finger-pointing ignores his own culpability in the civil war.

Awkward front man.

Awkward front man.

Photographer: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Europe

The art of the diplomatic put-down seems lost in the age of “dotard” and “Rocket Man,” not to mention the jejune tirades of China’s so-called wolf warriors. So let us savor the old-school sting of “an eclipse of the mind,” Turkey’s latest barb in the direction of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Take a bow, Hami Aksoy, spokesman for Turkey’s foreign ministry.