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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has referred to as on the Turks to boycott French items, in response to what he says is Paris’ “anti-Islam” agenda. 
“I call on my people here: Never give credit to French-labelled goods, don’t buy them,” Erdogan mentioned in a televised speech in Ankara on Monday.
He additionally referred to as on Europe’s leaders to stress French President Emmanuel Macron to “stop his hate campaign [against Muslims],” after Macron pledged to defend secularism in opposition to radical Islam, within the wake of killing of Samuel Paty, a historical past instructor who was beheaded by a Moscow-born Chechen refugee for exhibiting cartoons of prophet Mohammed throughout a category on freedom of speech.
“Muslims are now subjected to a lynch campaign similar to that against Jews in Europe before World War II,” Erdogan added. 
Over the weekend, the Turkish President made a private assault on Macron, suggesting that he get a psychological check-up, attributable to his “problem with Islam,” prompting France to recall its ambassador from Turkey for consultations.
“What’s Macron’s problem with Islam? What is his problem with Muslims?,” Erdogan mentioned in a televised within the central Anatolian metropolis of Kayseri.“He needs mental checks,” he added.
“President Erdogan’s comments are unacceptable. Excess and rudeness are not a method. We demand that Erdogan change the course of his policy because it is dangerous in every respect,” an official from the Elysee Palace informed AFP.
The European Union has condemned the move, with its prime diplomat, Josep Borrell labelling the feedback as “unacceptable” and warning Ankara over its potential “isolation” if it continues with provocations and if it doesn’t present “political willingness” to relaunch the EU-Turkey relations.
The two NATO members are at loggerheads over plenty of points, together with the maritime rights within the Eastern Mediterranean, the scenario within the war-torn Libya, Syria and now the escalating battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.
However, what triggered Ankara’s newest feedback was Macron’s pledge to struggle radical Islamism, a call that was reiterated after the homicide of Paty.

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