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World "Charlie Hebdo" shows Erdogan caricature

05:05  28 october  2020
05:05  28 october  2020 Source:   dw.com

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has on Tuesday unveiled the cover of its latest edition, which features a caricature depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an inappropriate situation.

Turkey blasted French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo on Tuesday for publishing “loathsome so-called caricatures ” purportedly of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . " Charlie Hebdo just published a series of so-called cartoons full of despicable images purportedly of our President.

In the dispute over freedom of expression between France and Turkey, the French satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo" has now reloaded. The Turkish head of state looks from the front page of the Wednesday edition. Ankara is raging.

Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan ist wütend © picture-alliance / dpa / Turkish Presidency The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is angry

The drawing has the title: "Erdogan: In private he is very funny" and shows the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a T-shirt and Underpants drinking a can of beer. Erdogan lifts the skirt of a veiled woman to reveal her bare bottom. "Ooh, the prophet," says the character in a speech bubble.

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Erdogan also reiterated his previous remarks concerning Macron’s mental health, asserting that the French President was in need of “mental control.” He also accused Islam of “separatism” and said he would not renounce the Muhammad caricatures published by the Charlie Hebdo magazine as he

Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly magazine, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. Stridently non-conformist in tone, the publication has been described as

"Cultural Racism"

The caricature on the front page of the French satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" had already been published online on Tuesday evening. Promt came harsh criticism from Turkey. Erdogan's spokesman accused the paper of "cultural racism". "We condemn this hideous effort by the publication to spread its cultural racism and hatred," wrote Fahrettin Altun on the online service Twitter.

Twitter-Screenshot vom Titelblatt der neuen Ausgabe von © Charlie Hebdo / Twitter Twitter screenshot of the title page of the new issue of

With its new issue, the satirical magazine continues to fuel the dispute between French President Emmanuel Macron and Erdogan that has been smoldering since last week. "The anti-Muslim agenda of French President Macron is bearing fruit," Altun continued.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined growing call for boycott of French products in Muslim nations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a boycott of French goods and compared Speaking out after a French teacher was beheaded for showing cartoons of the Prophet

The trigger for the massive tensions between the two heads of state were Macron's statements in defense of freedom of expression after the Islamist attack on a teacher in Paris , who showed Mohammed caricatures by "Charlie Hebdo" in his class. Macron stressed that France would "not give up caricatures and drawings". In addition, the president recently certified that Islam was in a "crisis".

Erdogan advises Macron to have his mental state examined

The Turkish head of state accused his French colleague of being hostile to Islam and called for a boycott of French goods . He had previously advised Macron to have his "state of mind checked". Paris then called his ambassador back from Ankara .

"Charlie Hebdo" had republished

controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed at the beginning of September and thus met resistance in parts of the Muslim world.

In the meantime, the conflict has expanded into an anti-French wave of protests in Muslim countries. Among other things, more than 40,000 people took to the streets in

Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on Tuesday.

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Amidst a second COVID-19 lockdown, Macron is facing mounting international backlash and a boycott of French goods over his comments about Islam .
French Muslims and anti-racism activists worried about a rise in hate crimes as a result of diplomatic tensions and new Charlie Hebdo row. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After French school teacher Samuel Paty was decapitated by a Chechen Islamic extremist in France days after Paty showed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils, French President Emmanuel Macron stated that Islam was "in crisis" and that he would fight "Islamist separatism" in France, prompting international outcry.

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