Erdogan caricatured by “Charlie Hebdo”: Turkey promises a “judicial and diplomatic” response

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Turkey slaps its fist on the table. On Wednesday October 28, she announced that she would take “judicial and diplomatic” measures after the publication by the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo from a caricature of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “The necessary legal and diplomatic actions will be taken against the said cartoon,” the Turkish presidency’s communications directorate said in a statement in French, amid growing tensions between Ankara and Paris.

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The cartoon, released online Tuesday night, shows Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a T-shirt and underwear, drinking a beer and lifting the skirt of a woman wearing the veil, revealing her bare buttocks.

Erdogan questions Macron’s “mental health”

A very lively controversy has been opposing for weeks President Emmanuel Macron and his Turkish counterpart, the latter having gone so far as to question the “mental health” of the French president about his positions on radical Islamism and freedom. expression.

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Charlie Hebdo had published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2006, like other European newspapers, in defense of press freedom after their publication by a Danish daily angered many Muslims. The weekly was the victim in 2015 of a jihadist attack which killed 12 people, including journalists and cartoonists from the newspaper.

 

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