US News After the Nice attack, Turkey changes tone, Malaysia sinks

18:15  29 october  2020
18:15  29 october  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

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L'ancien Premier ministre malais Mahathir Mohamad . © Lim Huey Teng Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Like the Vatican, Ankara expressed its solidarity with France on Thursday after the attack on Notre-Dame Basilica despite the disputes of recent days. On the other hand, the former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad split a tweet to say that "Muslims had the right to kill millions of French people for past massacres". In Turkey, condemnation and solidarity

After a series of attacks and particularly violent insults in recent days against Emmanuel Macron, Turkey changed tone this Thursday morning, a few hours after the attack on the Notre-Dame-de-Nice basilica. "We strongly condemn the attack that has been committed today [...] and offer our condolences to the relatives of the victims," ​​the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "It is clear that those who have committed such a savage attack on a sacred place of worship cannot draw inspiration from any religious, human or moral value." The ministry also expressed its "solidarity with the French people in the face of terrorism and violence".

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 Corona travel warning for all of Turkey from November 9th The federal government will put the travel warning for all of Turkey back into force on November 9th due to the corona pandemic. © Emrah Gurel / AP / dpa People stroll along the banks of the Bosporus in front of the backdrop of the Suleymaniye Mosque. The number of corona cases in Turkey continues to rise.

For several months, Ankara’s speech had been quite different. It had culminated on October 24 and 25, the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, urging Macron to have "his mental health" examined. Paris had reacted in recalling its ambassador. Weakened in his own country, where the economy is weakening and where his popularity is declining, Erdogan did not condemn the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine attack of October 16, preferring to criticize Macron's desire to fight against "Islamist separatism. "And" to structure Islam "in France, two proofs, according to him, of the Islamophobia of the French president. Beyond the insults, the tensions between Paris and Ankara have continued to escalate since the support provided by the French army from 2015 to the Kurdish forces, qualified as "terrorists" by Turkey, who fought against it. Islamic State in Northeastern Syria. Another deported ground of confrontation, Libya, where France supports Marshal Haftar, who controls Cyrenaica, while Turkey assists the government of national unity, based in Tripoli.

Attack on Notre-Dame de Nice: the political and religious worlds between "astonishment", "compassion" and "anger"

 Attack on Notre-Dame de Nice: the political and religious worlds between © VALERY HACHE "Nice, like France, is paying a much too heavy price" , reacted Christian Estrosi after the attack in Nice. The moment is for the emotion in the political class and the religious authorities. The far right takes the opportunity to demand stronger measures against Islamism. Three people were killed, including a fatally cut throat, this Thursday morning near the Notre-Dame church in Nice, by an individual with a knife who was arrested.

In Malaise, diatribe of a former prime minister

Malaysia, whose population is predominantly Muslim, is also particularly virulent against France. On Wednesday, his Malaysian foreign ministry summoned the French charge d'affaires to express his concern after Macron defended showing the prophet's cartoons in French classrooms. During the meeting, the ministry condemned "all inflammatory rhetoric and any provocation that defames Islam", according to a statement. Thursday, just after the attack on the Basilica in Nice, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivered a long rant on Twitter, saying that "Macron did not show that he was civilized" and that "Muslims had the right to 'to be angry and to kill millions of French people for past massacres'.

In the Vatican, the Pope's prayer for the beloved French people

The Vatican reacted on Thursday in the middle of the day by announcing that the Pope was praying "for the victims and their loved ones, for that to stop the violence, so that we can again be looked at as brothers and sisters and not as enemies, so that the beloved French people can react united to evil with good ”. “It’s a time of pain in a time of confusion. Terrorism and violence can never be accepted. ”

INFORMATION EUROPE 1 - Nicolas Sarkozy accompanies Jean Castex on Saturday in Nice .
© AFP According to our information, the former President of the Republic was contacted by Prime Minister Jean Castex. The latter offered to be on his plane for the trip to Nice on Saturday in tribute to the victims of the attack perpetrated in the Notre-Dame basilica on October 29. It's a surprise: Jean Castex will not be alone in the plane which will take him to Nice on Saturday, to pay tribute to the three people killed in the Notre-Dame basilica in Nice on Thursday, October 29 .

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