Erdoğan on France's anti-Islamic discourse: Emmanuel Macron needs 'mental checks'

"What can one say about a head of state who treats millions of members from different faith groups this way: first of all, have ," Turkey's President on Saturday said in his speech during an inauguration ceremony in the province of Kayseri as criticizing Macron's hostile policies towards .

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday slammed his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, over his policies toward Muslims, saying that he needed "mental checks."

"What can one say about a head of state who treats millions of members from different faith groups this way: first of all, have mental checks," Erdoğan said in his speech as addressing a meeting of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party at a stadium in the central province of Kayseri.

Erdoğan's remarks came after French leader Macron accused Muslims of "separatism" and described Islam as "a religion in crisis all over the world."

The Turkish president also accused France for being complicit in Armenia's decades-long occupation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region in Azerbaijan.




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