France suspends consul in Turkey who sold rafts to migrants

The French government has suspended its honorary consul in Turkey’s coastal resort city of Bodrum after she was caught on camera saying the store she runs sells inflatable rafts used by would-be migrants. France 2 television aired footage from a hidden camera on Friday showing the woman, with her face blurred, acknowledging that selling the rafts was tantamount to France’s honorary consul helping fuel human trafficking. “(Foreign Minister) Laurent Fabius has ordered that the honorary consul of Bodrum be suspended on account of the seriousness of the activities that were attributed to her,” ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said on his Twitter account.



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