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23:41  24 october  2020
23:41  24 october  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

France recalls envoy after Erdogan jibe at Macron

  France recalls envoy after Erdogan jibe at Macron France on Saturday said it was recalling its envoy to Turkey for consultations after comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggesting French counterpart Emmanuel Macron needed a mental health check-up that Paris condemned as unacceptable. "President Erdogan's comments are unacceptable.France and its NATO ally are at loggerheads over a range of issues including maritime rights in the eastern Mediterranean, Libya, Syria and the escalating conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Macron needs treatment on a mental level,” Erdogan said in a speech at a provincial congress of his Justice and Development (AK) Party in the Erdogan , a pious Muslim , and his conservative AK party have ruled Turkey for 18 years after taking over the nation of 75 million people during a political crisis

Macron needs treatment on a mental level," Erdogan said in a speech at a provincial congress of his AK Party in the central Turkish city of Kayseri. Erdogan is a pious Muslim and since his Islamist-rooted AK Party first came to power in 2002 he has sought to shift Islam into the mainstream of

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a fresh attack on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, saying he needed treatment and “mental checks” over his attitude towards Muslims and Islam.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Emmanuel Macron are posing for a picture: Earlier this month, Macron pledged to fight 'Islamist separatism' in France, drawing a sharp rebuke from Erdogan [File: Murad Sezer/Reuters] © Earlier this month, Macron pledged to fight 'Islamist separatism' in France, drawing a sharp rebuke ... Earlier this month, Macron pledged to fight 'Islamist separatism' in France, drawing a sharp rebuke from Erdogan [File: Murad Sezer/Reuters]

Earlier this month, Macron pledged to fight “Islamist separatism”, which he said was threatening to take control in some Muslim communities around France, drawing a sharp rebuke from Erdogan.

Erdogan questions Macron's "mental health", the Elysée denounces "unacceptable" remarks

 Erdogan questions Macron's © Copyright 2020, L'Obs The Elysée denounced, Saturday, October 24 to AFP, the judged remarks "Unacceptable" from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had questioned "the mental health" of Emmanuel Macron because of his attitude towards Muslims. The presidential palace also noted "the absence of messages of condolence and support from the Turkish president after the assassination of Samuel Paty", a week after the beheading of this teacher by an Islamist near Paris.

Macron needs treatment on a mental level," Erdogan said in a speech at a provincial congress of his AK Party in the central Turkish city of Kayseri. "What else can be said to a head of state who does not understand freedom of belief and who behaves in this way to millions of people living in his country

Erdogan suggested Saturday that the French President needed "some sort of mental treatment " over his attitude towards Muslims in France. Erdogan said , speaking at his Justice and Development Party meeting in Kayseri. Erdogan added: " Macron needs some sort of mental treatment .

France has since been shaken by the beheading of a history teacher earlier this month. The assailant had wanted to avenge the teacher’s use of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a class on freedom of expression.

“What is the problem of this person called Macron with Muslims and Islam? Macron needs treatment on a mental level,” Erdogan said in a speech at a provincial congress of his AK Party in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday.

“What else can be said to a head of state who does not understand freedom of belief and who behaves in this way to millions of people living in his country who are members of a different faith?” Erdogan said. “First of all, have mental checks.”

France said it was recalling its envoy to Turkey for consultations after “unacceptable” comments by Erdogan questioning Macron’s mental health.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron , on Saturday saying he needed “mental checks” for daring The BBC report s he added: “ Macron needs treatment on a mental level. “What else can be said to a head of state who does not understand

Macron needs treatment on a mental level, Erdogan said in a speech at a provincial congress of his AK Erdogan is a pious Muslim and since his Islamist-rooted AK Party first came to power in 2002 he has Erdogan and Macron discussed their disagreements in a phone call last month and agreed to

“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,” a French presidential official told the AFP news agency.

The Elysee official, who asked not to be named, also said France had noted “the absence of messages of condolence and support” from the Turkish president after the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty outside Paris.

Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted AK Party first came to power in 2002. He has sought to shift Islam into the mainstream of politics in Turkey, an overwhelmingly Muslim but secular country.

The Turkish president said on October 6 after Macron’s initial comments on “Islamist separatism”, that the remarks were “a clear provocation” and showed the French leader’s “impertinence”.

Macron this month also described Islam as a religion “in crisis” worldwide and said the government would present a bill in December to strengthen a 1905 law that officially separated church and state in France.

France and its NATO ally are at loggerheads over a range of issues including maritime rights in the eastern Mediterranean, Libya, Syria and most recently the escalating conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Erdogan and Macron discussed their disagreements in a phone call last month and agreed to improve ties and keep communication channels open.

Battling two crises, France's Macron faces defining moment .
Battling two crises, France's Macron faces defining momentBorn as Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron on Dec. 21, 1977, in Amiens, France, he is the son of doctors Françoise Macron-Nogues (physician) and Jean-Michel Macron (professor of neurology).

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