Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Monday for the Turks to boycott French products, against the backdrop of a dispute with Paris over dealing with Muslims in France.
In a speech in Ankara, Erdogan said, “As some say in France, ‘Do not buy Turkish brands, I address here to my nation: Do not pay attention to French brands, do not buy them”.
The Turkish President also called on European officials to stop the “hate campaign” led by his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, against Muslims.
“European officials must stop the hate campaign led by Macron,” Erdogan said in a violent speech in Ankara threatening to further fuel tension between Turkey and France.
For his part, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte denounced Monday “unacceptable” statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, after stances made by the latter on Islam.
“The statements made by President Erdogan to President Macron are unacceptable,” Conte wrote in a tweet in French.