Turkey to take legal, diplomatic steps over indecent Charlie Hebdo caricature

on Wednesday vowed to take "legal and diplomatic actions" over an indecent cartoon published in the Islamophobic French magazine to insult Turkish President . "We assure our people that necessary legal and diplomatic actions will be taken against this cartoon," the Turkish presidency said in a statement.

Turkey will take all legal and diplomatic steps needed in response to an insulting caricature of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Islamophobic French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Turkey's Communications Directorate said on Wednesday.

Top Turkish officials condemned the caricature, calling it a "disgusting effort" to "spread its cultural racism and hatred". State media later reported that Turkish prosecutors had launched an investigation into Charlie Hebdo's executives.

"Our people should have no doubt that all necessary legal and diplomatic steps will be taken against the caricature in question. Our battle against these rude, ill-intentioned and insulting steps will continue until the end with reason but determination," the directorate said.

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