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French government recalls envoy in Turkey

According to a statement from Elysee Palace, Herve Magro, French ambassador to Turkey, recalled for consultations.
25.10.2020 - 10:27

France on Saturday recalled its ambassador in Turkey for consultations, said a Elysee Palace statement.


The statement said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s comments about his French counterpart were deemed “unacceptable.”

Earlier in the day, Erdoğan responded to French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks in which the latter had accused Muslims of "separatism" and described Islam as "a religion in crisis all over the world."

The Turkish president said: “What is Macron’s problem with Islam? What is his problem with Muslims? He needs mental checks. What else can we say to a president who does not understand freedom of belief and behaves in this way with millions of different faith members living in his own country?”