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France reacts after Erdogan questions Macron's mental health

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Only person with mental health is Erdogan he should b kicked out in order for Turkey to recover economically n politically he is super radicalized n extremist n legal terrorist rite now even saudis have started to boycot Turkish product only due to this Jihadist Erdogan

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Most most telling aspect is the manner and tone of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan incendiary insulting disrespectful comments.

The question around Macron mental health is rude.

However below......

“What is the problem of this person called Macron with Islam and Muslims?” Erdogan asked rhetorically during his Justice and Development party meeting in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri.*

“What else can be said to a head of state who does not understand freedom of belief and who behaves in this way to millions of people living in his country who are members of a different faith?” the Turkish leader continued.

The second paragraph is diplomatically derogatory, worst still highlights a methodology to inflame Religious racial tensions amongst France Islamic communities.

The French Government has little political influence to counter Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aggression.

President Emmanuel Macron should have considered his options before committing to an agenda aimed at securing a favorable election result.

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You can’t accuse someone of mental faculty dysfunction just because he is is a racist islamophobic.

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It’s Muslim leaders like Erdogen, who fail to publicly condone these acts of violence who should be held accountable - viva la france !

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It’s Muslim leaders like Erdogen, who fail to publicly condone these acts of violence who should be held accountable - viva la france !

Dont you mean "to publicly condemn these acts of violence"?

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Nobody actually believes in the sacred Enlightenment cow of "free speech". Western people only think they do, i.e. as long as the opinion voiced falls within their subjectively-defined range of acceptable opinion, it's okay, but the moment a comment goes outside that arbitary boundary, they want it banned, cancelled, etc..

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Watching what Erdogan has done in Turkey, moving it from a country founded on secularism to one moving rapidly towards theocracy is sad. Atatürk must be spinning in his grave. Now he just adds insult to injury.

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The presidency point out that Erdogan, a devout Muslim, did not offer condolences following the beheading near Paris last week of a teacher who had shown in class some caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad. 

A very suspicious silence indeed.

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Erdogan is not a hypocrite, he could not offer condolences and rejoice at the same time. He is one of main driving force behind Islamism and Islamic terrorism. Very dangerous expansionist. But he has Americans and Russians in check. Americans do not like him but they can't do nothing short of pushing him Russian way and while Putin hates him he has to pretend otherwise.

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You can’t accuse someone of mental faculty dysfunction just because he is is a racist Islamophobic.

reacting strongly to a viscous crime of murder and decapitation of one of his citizens does not make him racist or Islamophobic. I would have one terrorist hanging by every tree growing in vicinity of every mosque if I was president of France. As a good christian that poor teacher was suppose to turn the other cheek but how could he do it without the head.

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Of course Erdogan finds no energy to critizye the jihadi who beheaded the teacher.

No surprise.

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@peter14

yes, I did mean ‘condemn the acts of violence’

thanks for pointing it out

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Macron described Islam as a religion "in crisis".

Judging by the intolerance and violence vomited up by Islam in my lifetime I'd say he's got a point.

Clearly edorgan doesn't have a problem with a schoolteacher being beheaded in front of kids.

All religious nutcasary should be removed from politics, everywhere.

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The ONLY reason that Turkey is tolerated in NATO Is because of the Bosporus straights.

It’s a shame to see what this xenophobia has turned the nation into.

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