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French Defence Minister Florence Parly has called on Turkey to stop its offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, saying they are key allies against terrorism in the wartorn country. Turkish ground troops entered northern Syria on Sunday to fight the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a terror group.
The current French parliament has the most women it has ever had: 224 women were elected in June, out of 577 seats. This is mostly due to president Emmanuel Macron, who pushed for more women to run for office. But the rest of the French political landscape remains resolutely male, despite parity laws. RFI’s Sarah Elzas attended a yearly conference for female politicians to find out what is holding women back.
Leading Socialist faces inquiry for anti-semitic Macron tweet