Today the President of Turkey appealed to his compatriots to completely ignore goods of French origin in the domestic market. According to the head of the state, in this way even ordinary people can demonstrate Macron their disagreement with his official position on Muslims.
This is not the first time Erdogan has criticized the policies of his French counterpart. Today he even called on world leaders to take whatever action is necessary to protect Muslims in the event of their oppression in France.
It is to be recalled that yet another conflict between Turkey and France began against the background of the murder of a French teacher who showed his students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Emmanuel Macron promised to protect generally accepted values and to do everything possible to make sure that every citizen of the country can speak openly about their views and beliefs. The French president believes that limiting freedom of expression in order to protect the interests of one community is a recipe for undermining national unity.
According to the ВВС, Macron's promise to fight radical Islamists was the last straw for Erdogan. The matter is that any mockery of the Prophet Muhammad is considered a serious crime in Islam and offensive to all Muslims. Macron responded by suggesting that Erdogan needed a “psychiatric evaluation”, since he was so zealous in defending radical Islam.