Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told French President Emmanuel Macron that cooperation between the two countries has “very serious potential” as the NATO members work to normalize ties after bitter disputes last year. “As two strong NATO allies, we can make significant contributions to peace, stability, and peace efforts in a wide geography – from Europe to the Caucasus, the Middle East, and Africa,” Erdogan said. The Turkish President added that the two nations can take joint steps to fight “terrorism”, stressing that it threatens both countries and their people.