Ankara, Turkey – President Erdogan’s call for a boycott of French products was announced by international news agencies with the code ‘urgent’, while the world’s media made headlines. In the wake of the boycott call, France’s most authoritative name on trade came back. In France, meanwhile, President Emmanuel Macron has been harshly criticized, saying he has completely lost control over President Erdogan.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, yesterday in Ankara, “from here I appeal to my nation. Don’t ever compliment French brands, don’t buy them,” he said. President Erdogan’s call for a boycott of French goods came after France’s most authoritative name on trade came back.
French Trade Minister Franck Riester said it was premature to say what the impact of the boycotts would be.
“For now, we’re just following up on how developments will happen in the coming days,” Trade Minister Riester said.
Riester also told RTL radio that ‘there will be no retaliation against Turkey’ in response to Turkey’s boycott calls.
Riester also said they would continue relations and talks with Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Among those calling for a boycott of French products are troops in Jordan, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, as well as Turkey.
French hair care and beauty products in some supermarkets in Jordan, Kuwait, Yemen and Qatar have been removed from shelves after French President Emmanuel Macron defended his right to display cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
In Kuwait, the Association of Consumer cooperation Associations has called for a boycott of French products. In Egypt, some politicians have also launched a boycott campaign against French products.
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC), which is affiliated with several Islamic institutions in Australia, and the Australian National Imams Council (anic), which represents about 180 Imams across the country, including the Australian Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohamad, strongly condemned and rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks.
‘It is clear that Macron has lost control and he must resign, ” said AFIC President Dr Rateb Jneid, who stressed that Macron has given the green light to xenophobia and Islamophobia by turning people in his country against each other because of his failed leadership. the phrase ’ used.
According to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Eymen es-Safedi, who met with French Ambassador Veronique Volan in Amman, informed him of his country’s position that “it does not accept the publication of cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad”.
Foreign Minister Safedi stressed that in the name of freedom of expression, insults to the Prophet Muhammad and other prophets will not be accepted in any way.
“We strongly condemn the mind-boggling campaign in France against the person of the Prophet Muhammad, the symbol of coexistence and tolerance, and the religion of Islam adopted by hundreds of millions around the world,” the Supreme Islamic Council of the Algerian presidency said in a written statement.”they were used.
In the Moroccan parliament, the ruling and opposition deputies rejected the anti-Islam stance of the French authorities, stating that insulting the Prophet Muhammad could not be accepted.
Similar protests have been seen in Libya, Syria and the Gaza Strip. The label created in Saudi Arabia for a boycott of a French grocery chain became the second most popular label on social media on Sunday.
The French authorities ‘ recent anti-Islamic stance has prompted reactions from institutions such as the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Organization for Islamic Education, Science and culture (ISESCO) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as well as from various Arab countries.
Macron posted on his social media account “we will never bow down” over the protests, while the French Foreign Ministry said there was “no basis” for calls for a boycott by a “radical minority.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking in Ankara yesterday, said: “From Here I appeal to my nation. Don’t ever compliment French brands, don’t buy them,” he said.
“Turkish President Erdogan has called for a boycott of French goods,” French news agency AFP said in a last-minute statement.
“Turkish President Erdogan has urged Turks not to buy French products,” British news agency Reuters reported.”he passed with the sentence.
“President Erdogan has called for a boycott of French goods amid controversy over Macron’s stance against radical Islam,” the British Daily Mail reported.
“Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods,” the British broadcaster BBC announced the latest news.
Bloomberg announced Erdogan’s call as “Turkish President Erdogan calls for a boycott of French products, saying it is hostile towards Muslims.”
“President Erdogan has called on the Turks to boycott French goods,” Russian news agency Sputnik said in a statement, codenamed “urgent.”
‘Erdogan calls for a boycott of French products,’ Le Figaro newspaper said, commenting that the diplomatic crisis between Turkey and France is getting worse.
“Erdogan has called for a boycott of French goods in the middle of a debate with Macron,” Israeli television channel i24NEWS said in a “last-minute” announcement.
“President Erdogan has called on the Turkish people to never buy French products, “the news portal Horn said in a last-minute statement.
“Erdogan has dealt a second humiliating blow to French President Emmanuel Macron, who says his calls to boycott French products are the work of a “radical minority,” ” news website The New Arab reported.” said.
India-based NDTV announced the news with the phrase “Erdogan calls for a boycott of French goods.”
“Erdogan has called on the Turks to boycott French goods,” Lebanon’s English-language newspaper The Daily Star Lebanon announced.
“Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called for a boycott of French products,” Pakistan’s Times of lsIamabad said.
‘He lost control over Erdogan’
In France, Former presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon said French President Emmanuel Macron had completely lost control over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said he would not support Macron.
Jean-Luc Melenchon, the former presidential candidate in France and leader of the ‘unyielding France, ‘ has criticised French President Emmanuel Macron. Melenchon said the best thing Macron could do would be to ‘stay quiet’, saying he had completely lost control over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Speaking to French media, Melenchon said: “Instead of begging for support now, the president better think about what his strategy will be. What is Macron thinking of doing other than tweeting?” said.
Melenchon said Macron had completely lost control, adding: “last night President Macron sent out a series of tweets that no one understood why. Macron has completely lost control of the situation,” he said.
Erdogan comment: Islam could split the world in two
President Erdogan’s call for a boycott of French goods sat on the agenda of the international community yesterday. “Erdogan’s call for a boycott could split the Islamic world in two,” US media commented.
He commented on Erdogan’s call yesterday to “boycott French products.”
“Erdogan’s call for a boycott of French products could divide the Islamic world in two,” the news said, adding that “French President Macron faced a backlash from leaders of countries such as Pakistan and Algeria, who were uncomfortable with his statements on Islam. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan led the response by calling for a boycott on Monday and took the opportunity to put himself forward as the leader of the Muslim world,” the statement said.
“Turkey, unlike France, felt the first economic impact, although other countries also reacted, ” the analysis said. The Turkish lira and the stock market fell as Erdogan announced that a new tension between Ankara and the West could ignite the fuse. Erdogan’s call became the agenda on Arab social media at the end of the week. In many supermarkets, French cheese, yoghurt and cosmetics have been removed from shelves. There has also been a call not to go to French supermarket chain Carrefour SA,” the statement said.
It is not yet clear what extent the boycott will reach, while those who support the call of Turkey and Erdogan, as well as those who support the administration of Saudi Arabia and Riyadh, commented that the Islamic world is divided into two parts. Iran and Qatar have received a similar reaction from Turkey, while Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have supported France.
In recent years, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar on the grounds that it has links to Iran. At that time, Turkey supported Qatar and helped the Doha administration overcome the shock of the embargo.
President Erdogan has previously called for a boycott of US products.
Turkey’s boycott of French products will have an impact, he said. “it will have an impact on the NATO ally. Turkey is France’s 16th largest trading partner last year. Another country among France’s 20 largest commercial transactions is Morocco. The sum of France’s trade with these two countries is lower than that of Ireland. Ireland’s economy is half that of Turkey,” he said.
Arnoud van Doorn, a politician who chose Islam in the Netherlands and became a Muslim, reacted very harshly to the hostility of Islam that broke out in ayyuka in France. “Keep boycotting French products and don’t give in to French diplomatic pressure,” Van Doorn said. Recall the ambassadors if necessary. Show that Muslims are now serious this time. He said enough.
Arnoud van Doorn, who left the far-right Freedom Party in the Netherlands and chose Islam, reacted to the French government’s targeting of Muslims in the country.
Doorn, the leader of the Unity Party, has made statements in France about the Macron administration’s recent targeting of Muslims and places of worship.
Doorn said the attack on Muslims in France was alarming, but that it was not new, adding: “the’fight against extremism’ is an excuse. What has been done is not about ‘extremism’ but about Islam. For Macron, this may be election material, but it is a European agenda aimed specifically at creating a ‘modern’, ‘liberal’ or ‘Western’ understanding of Islam. This created understanding of Islam aims to literally assimilate Muslims and destroy Islamic identity., “he said.
Doorn stated that France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Hungary are at the forefront of Europe in denigrating Muslims.:
“As I said, France’s attitude is no exception. But France has dropped the mask of ‘freedom’ and ‘equality’ by expelling imams, closing mosques and putting Islamic schools under the direct supervision of the state. For this reason, France appears to be a testing ground for Europe’s anti-Muslim political plans. Prime Minister Rutte’s apparent support of Macron’s anti-Muslim statements proves this. The Netherlands ranks in the top 3 among anti-Islam countries.”
“Continue to boycott French products and do not give in to French diplomatic pressure,” Doorn said, noting that there are very serious steps to be taken by Islamic countries. Recall the ambassadors if necessary. Show that Muslims are now serious this time. Enough is enough.” said.
“We also need to be aware that there are many people in our community who directly or indirectly serve the government’s agenda for money or status,” Doorn said. In order to fight the undermining of the rights of Muslims and to protect Islamic identity, we must unite and establish collectives operating in these areas such as law, media, politics, education,” he said.
In France, similar practices have been seen in different cities in the country, with the Macron administration recently targeting Muslims and places of worship.
In the country’s cities of Montpellier and Toulouse, in the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine district near Paris, offensive cartoons of the French humor magazine Charlie Hebdo against the Prophet Muhammad were projected on the walls of official buildings “in memory” of the teacher who was beheaded last week.
In his statement, Macron said they would not stop publishing cartoons aimed at the Prophet Muhammad.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s personal attack against French counterpart Emmanuel Macron marks a “new level” for Turkey, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.
President Erdogan lashed out against Macron in a speech on Saturday, saying he had a problem with Muslims and had mental health problems.
France denounced his comments as “unacceptable” and called on the Turkish president to “change the course of his policy because it is dangerous in every way.”
It also recalled its ambassador to Turkey for consultations.
On Sunday, the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who called on Turkey “to stop this dangerous spiral of confrontation.”
President Erdogan calls on Turks not to buy French goods
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Monday for Turks never to buy French goods, as he continued his sharp criticism of French leader Emmanuel Macron over his attitude towards Muslims.
President Erdogan said on Saturday Macron had a problem with Muslims and needed mental checks – a rebuke that caused France to recall its ambassador from Turkey. He made similar comments the next day and again on Monday in a speech in Turkey.