They said it was a “disgusting effort” to “spread cultural racism and hatred,” Reuters was quoted as saying.

The exchange comes as tensions between Turkey and France over drawings escalate after a teacher who taught students freedom of expression, and showed them drawings with the Prophet Muhammad, was beheaded in France this month.

“We strongly condemn what was published about our president in the French magazine, which has no respect for any faith, sacredness or values,” presidential spokesman Irahim Kalin wrote on Twitter. “They only show their own vulgarity and immorality. An attack on personal rights is not humor and freedom of expression. “

The drawing on the cover of Charlie Hebdo shows Erdogan, sitting in an armchair, briefly dressed, holding a glass and with a woman wearing a jihab, who serves him and to whom he lifts his garment.

“Erdogan. In private, it’s very funny “, is the text that accompanies the image.

The Turkish presidency’s communications director, Fahrettin Altun, said Macron’s “anti-Muslim agenda was bearing fruit.”

“We condemn this disgusting effort by the publication to spread cultural racism and hatred,” Altun wrote on Twitter.

Last weekend, Erdogan harshly criticized Macron, saying the French leader needed a mental health check, and called on France to withdraw its ambassador from Ankara. On Monday, Erdogan urged his compatriots to boycott French products.

The cartoons starring the Prophet Muhammad, considered a blasphemy by Muslims, were exhibited in France as a sign of solidarity, and Emmanuel Macron said he would redouble his efforts to stop undermining French values ​​through conservative Islamic beliefs, which angered many Muslims.