Escalation between France and Turkey

Erdogan to Macron: "You must check your mental health."

Jerusalem24 – On Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed his call to his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, to undergo a mental health check, a day after Paris summoned its ambassador to Ankara, against the backdrop of similar statements. On the other hand, France denounced what it described as “stoking hatred” on the part of Turkey.

The Turkish president said in a televised address that Macron “is obsessed with Erdogan, day and night.” Erdogan added that “he (Macron) really has to undergo tests” of his mental health.

In turn, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian denounced what he called “a (Turkish) desire to fuel hatred” against France and its president, noting that the French ambassador to Ankara will return to Paris for “consultations” as of Sunday.

In the absence of any official condemnation or solidarity on the part of the Turkish authorities after the terrorist attack in Conflans Saint-Honorine, Le Drian criticized “unacceptable behavior on the part of an allied country,” on a plane carrying him to Mali. Days of hate and slander propaganda against France. ”

Le Drian also denounced “direct insults against the president (Macron) expressed at the highest levels of the Turkish state.”

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