Erdogan Urged Turks Not to Buy French Goods
OREANDA-NEWS. Against the backdrop of a diplomatic conflict between the two countries, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged not to buy French goods.
Earlier, France recalled its ambassador in Ankara for consultations after Erdogan’s words about French leader Emmanuel Macron. This happened after Erdogan advised Macron to have “mental checks,” so he reacted to the speech of the French President, who proposed to protect the country’s secular values from radical Islamism.
A diplomatic scandal and a harsh reaction from the Turkish President were caused by Macron’s speech after the murder of teacher Samuel Paty near Paris, when he declared the need to fight separatism in the country.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, called Erdogan’s assessment unacceptable. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz condemned Erdogan’s insults against Macron, saying that they indicate Turkey’s growing distance from the European Union.