Turkish President Erdogan: West Relaunches the Crusades!

  October 28, 2020   News ID 438
Turkish President Erdogan: West Relaunches the Crusades!
Charlie Hebdo's loathsome caricature of President Erdogan as the leader of one of the most powerful Islamic countries has triggered a series of criticisms and protests against French Government. Erdogan believes that Charlie Hebdo and Emanuel Macron are relaunching the Crusades and this is not good for the world.

Ankara, SAEDNEWS, Oct. 28: Turkey’s president has said Western countries attacking Islam want to “relaunch the Crusades” as a row flared between Turkey and France about cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

“Now, they target me personally through a caricature. After all these years, they want to relaunch a crusade against Islam,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech, local media outlet Daily Sabah reported.

“We are a nation that respects not only our own religion but also the values of other religions as well. It is our values that are being targeted,” he added.

Turkey condemned Charlie Hebdo for “cultural racism” over a cover of the French satirical magazine’s edition published on Wednesday that mocks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“French President [Emmanuel] Macron’s anti-Muslim agenda is bearing fruit!” said Fahrettin Altun, Erdogan’s communications director, describing the caricatures as “loathsome”.

“It’s clearly the product of a xenophobic, Islamophobic, and intolerant cultural environment the French leadership seems to want for their country,” Altun added (Source: TRT).

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