World A trip to Erdogan? The PSG not intimidated

14:30  27 october  2020
14:30  27 october  2020 Source:   football365.fr

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.

Erdogan is also under his own domestic pressure, and increasingly trying to present himself as the “This is about intimidating Muslims and reminding them that they are welcome to continue to make In Kuwait, Macron was denounced by the parliament, and travel agencies suspended trips to France.

Turkey’s aggression towards its rivals and allies alike is posing a threat to regional stability, yet nobody is prepared to act.

The PSG, which goes to Turkey on behalf of the second day of the Champions League, is not intimidated by this journey, despite the current political climate.

Leonardo PSG © Panoramic Leonardo PSG To say that relations between France and Turkey are currently strained is an understatement. As a reminder, Turkish President Erdogan urged his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to "get examined" after the French leader's positions on freedom of expression and Islamism. Erdogan then called for a boycott of French products and the tensions between the two countries raise some concerns, in particular for PSG, which is preparing a trip to Istanbul in the Champions League on Wednesday evening ... UEFA and PSG serene According to the newspaper L'Equipe, the Ile-de-France club is not intimidated and has nothing special in terms of security for this meeting, that UEFA does not consider at high risk. Paris prepared this trip like any continental trip according to the daily. The players of the Club de la Capitale would follow the usual procedure to enter and leave the country and should train normally the day before, then play the game behind closed doors. L'Equipe add that compared to their previous game against Galatasaray, no logistical changes have been made by the PSG security service.

Charlie Hebdo sparks Turkish fury with cartoon of Erdogan .
Turkey on Tuesday accused French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo of "cultural racism" over a front-page cartoon for its latest edition that mocks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The front-page caricature of Wednesday's edition of Charlie Hebdo, released online on Tuesday night, shows Erdogan in a t-shirt and underpants, drinking a can of beer and lifting up the skirt of a woman wearing a hijab to reveal her naked bottom. "Ooh, the prophet!" the character says in a speech bubble, while the title proclaims "Erdogan: in private, he's very funny".

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