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World Attacks on Merkel and Macron: Erdogan calls European politicians "links in the Nazi chain"

20:20  26 october  2020
20:20  26 october  2020 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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.

Over the weekend, Erdogan said Macron should be tested for mental health in connection with his views on Islam and Muslims. In a televised address today, Erdogan said Muslims in Europe were facing the same “lynching campaign” as Jews before World War II. He accused some European

The Turkish President speaks of a "lynching campaign" against Muslims. The federal government had previously condemned Erdogan's attacks on Macron.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Präsident der Türkei, hält am 25.10.2020 während einer Veranstaltung seiner Regierungspartei eine Rede. © Photo: Uncredited / Turkish Presidency / dpa Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, gives a speech on October 25, 2020 during an event of his ruling party.

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused European politicians of Islamophobia in Ankara on Monday and called them "links in the Nazi chain". "Hostility towards Islam and Muslims has become a policy in some European countries that is personally encouraged and supported at the level of the heads of state," he said.

French anger over Turkey's 'rude' Macron comments

  French anger over Turkey's 'rude' Macron comments France recalls its ambassador after President Erdogan suggests French leader needs "mental check".He said Mr Macron needed a mental health check for pledging to protect secular values and fight radical Islam.

Erdogan has been accusing Europe and in particular of the French head of state Emmanuel Macron for days of Islamophobia and on Monday, as on the weekend, doubted the mental health of the French president.

"You are in the truest sense of the word fascists," he said. "Today Muslims are experiencing a similar lynching campaign as was waged against Jews in Europe before the Second World War."

The hostility towards Islam and Muslims is spreading "like a plague" in Europe. The Turkish president also criticized again for a raid in a Berlin mosque on suspicion of corona subsidy fraud.

Erdogan refers to freedom of belief

“From here, of course, I also appeal to Chancellor Merkel. You are supposed to have freedom of belief? (...) How can it be that more than 100 police officers attack the mosque during a morning prayer? ”Said Erdogan. Such a thing cannot happen in Turkey, "because we have true freedom of belief".

Erdogan doubles down in backlash against Macron's Islam comments

  Erdogan doubles down in backlash against Macron's Islam comments The backlash against President Emmanuel Macron's comments on Islam intensified Sunday, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again urging him to have "mental checks" and protests in Muslim-majority nations. Speaking after teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed to pupils in a lesson on free speech earlier this month, Macron vowed France would "not give up cartoons" and said Paty "was killed becauseSpeaking after teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed to pupils in a lesson on free speech earlier this month, Macron vowed France would "not give up cartoons" and said Paty "was killed because Islamists want our futu


Video: France calls ambassador to Turkey back for consultations (Euronews)

The German government had previously condemned the statements of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about French President Emmanuel Macron. "These are defamatory statements that are completely unacceptable," said government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Monday in Berlin.

This is unacceptable, "especially against the background of the murder of an Islamist fanatic" against the French teacher Samuel Paty, Seibert said.

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Erdogan also had an boycott on Monday French goods called . The reason for this was that Macron had declared at a state act for the beheaded teacher Samuel Paty last Wednesday that France would not do without caricatures and drawings "even if others withdraw from them".

Macron and Erdogan, no love lost

  Macron and Erdogan, no love lost The relationship between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan has degenerated in recent months from diplomatic disagreements to annoyance to outright insults. They have clashed over the wars in Syria and Libya, a scramble for natural gas in the Mediterranean and now on Macron's vow to uphold secular values, including the right to mock Islam and other religions, as part of a battle against extremism. -They have clashed over the wars in Syria and Libya, a scramble for natural gas in the Mediterranean and now on Macron's vow to uphold secular values, including the right to mock Islam and other religions, as part of a battle against extremism.

Paty had shown Mohammed cartoons from the satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo" in a class on freedom of expression. An 18-year-old had beheaded the teacher on October 16 on the street.

Maas expresses “great understanding” for Macron

A spokeswoman for the Federal Foreign Office pointed out that Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) had also expressed “great understanding” for Macron's position. Maas had previously described Erdogan's remarks as "completely unacceptable".

Anyone who simply equates the fight against Islamist extremists “with racism and Islamophobia” does nothing but irresponsible and plays into the hands of those who want to divide our society ”.

The verbal exchange of blows occurs at a time when both presidents are under domestic political pressure . The already desolate economic situation in Turkey has worsened again against the background of the Corona crisis. Emmanuel Macron, on the other hand, struggles with the frustration of many Muslims in his country over economic exclusion on the one hand, and criticism of increasing communitarianism on the other. (AFP, Reuters, dpa, Tsp)

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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