Orange with Media Services, published on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 3:50 p.m
From the stress in the Mediterranean to the conflict in Libya and the clashes in Karabakh, the rag has been burning for several months between the two Heads of State.
After describing him as “an ambitious and incapable man”, Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the attitude of French boy counterpart Emmanuel Macron towards Muslims, going so far as to call into question his “mental health”.
“All that can be said of a head of state who treats millions of members of different religious communities in this way is: go for mental health checks first,” the Turkish head of state said in a televised speech on Saturday 24 October.A draft law on the fight against “separatism” in France, which targets radical Islam, is due to be presented in early December. It is aimed at strengthening secularism and consolidating republican principles in France and includes several points that could cause stress with Turkey, such as tighter control over the funding of mosques or a ban on the training of imams abroad.
This dispute comes in addition to a long list of disagreements between Emmanuel Macron and his Turkish counterpart kid, who regularly defends Muslim minorities around the world.