Turkish citizens have received, this Monday, a request from their president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. And it is that the national authority has raised a boycott that denies the purchase of French products, in response to the measures taken in France against Islamist groups.
Despite the fact that there is no evidence of any boycott of Turkish products in France, during a speech broadcast live on the NTV network, Erdogan dared to say that “since they have asked not to buy Turkish goods there, I appeal to my people : do not buy French goods “. While criticizing the dissemination of cartoons of Muhammad in the European country, after the murder of Professor Samuel Paty, who had shown those same drawings in a class on freedom of expression.
Similarly, the Turkish president has compared Islamophobia, “spreading in Europe like a plague”, with the situation of “the Jews80 years ago “, before the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazis, which exterminated the majority of the Jewish population of the continent.” I call on Christians, I call on Jews: when they attack your religion, we protect it. Now, Muslims in France are oppressed: let’s unite to protect them, all together, “said the head of state.
Among his words, Erdogan has not hesitated to return to request “a control of his mental capacities” for the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, and has described as “psychosis” the measures against Islamism taken in that nation after the murder of Paty.
He also assured that “every day, the workplaces and schools of Muslims suffer racist and fascist attacks. There is not a day that we do not have news of a Muslim temple attacked.” And he has reproached the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, for the search of a mosque in Berlin “with one hundred policemen, at the time of morning prayer”, calling it, in turn, violation of religious freedom.
“They make us believers pay the murder bill like those of Daesh terrorists and stoke hatred of Muslims, “he also protested, in his plea on the occasion of the inauguration of a week dedicated to celebrating Muhammad’s birthday.