Turkey condemns Erdogan's French caricature

Top Turkish officials on Wednesday condemned the mockery of President Tayyip Erdogan in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, calling it "an abominable attempt to spread his cultural racism and hatred".


Turkey condemns Erdogan's French caricature

Turkey's anger at the scene sparked cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad between Turkey and France, which erupted after students were shown’ cartoons in a lesson on teacher freedom, and were beheaded in France this month.


Presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Cullen wrote on Twitter: "We strongly condemn the publication in a French magazine about our president, which has no respect for any faith, sanctity or values."


"They are only showing their obscenity and obscenity. Attacking personal rights is not humor and freedom of expression," he said.


In the cartoon on the cover of Charlie Hebdo, Erdogan was shown’ sitting in a white T-shirt and underwear, drinking a can of wine with a woman wearing an Islamic hijab.


"Macron's anti-Muslim agenda is fruitful," said Fahrettin Altun, Turkey's director of presidential communications.


"We condemn this publication's most heinous attempt to spread its cultural racism and hatred," Altun wrote on Twitter.


Erdogan sharply criticized Macron over the weekend, saying the French leader needed a mental health check-up, which would force France to recall its ambassador from Ankara. On Monday, Erdogan called for a boycott of French products. [nL8N2HH3MN]


The cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which are considered’ insulting by Muslims, have been displayed’ in solidarity in France, and Macron has said he will redouble efforts to curb conservative Islamic beliefs that violate French values, and many more. Angered all Muslims.


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