March 11, 2017 / 5:01 PM / 5 months ago

Turkish foreign minister arrives in France ahead of planned speech

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul, Turkey, March 11, 2017.Huseyin Aldemir

METZ, France (Reuters) - Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in France on Saturday ahead of a planned speech to Turkish emigres in the northeastern city of Metz on Sunday, a Reuters witness said.

Cavusoglu, who was earlier barred from flying to the Netherlands to campaign for Turkey's April referendum on expanding presidential powers, landed at Metz airport.

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