France tells Turkey it will not give in to ‘intimidation makes an attempt’

PARIS: France will proceed its combat towards Islamic extremism regardless of criticism from Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and won’t give in to “destabilisation and intimidation makes an attempt,” authorities spokesman Gabriel Attal mentioned Wednesday.
France “won’t ever surrender its rules and values,” Attal mentioned after a cupboard assembly, underscoring “a robust European unity” behind its stance towards Islamic violence after the beheading of a French instructor on October 16.
The historical past instructor, Samuel Paty, was killed whereas strolling residence from his faculty in a Paris suburb by an 18-year-old after a social media marketing campaign criticised him for displaying college students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed throughout a lesson on free speech.
His killing prompted an outpouring of anger in France, which has confronted a wave of jihadist assaults because the January 2015 bloodbath of 12 folks on the workplaces of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.
The paper, which had drawn the ire of Muslims worldwide after publishing cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed, republished the photographs final month to mark the opening of a trial for suspected accomplices within the Charlie Hebdo assault.
French President Emmanuel Macron mounted a staunch defence of France’s secular custom after Paty’s killing, and vowed to crack down on Islamic radicalism, specifically by closing mosques suspected of fomenting extremist concepts.
That prompted Erdogan to accuse Macron of unfairly concentrating on France’s Muslim group, and fuelled the newest diplomatic spat between the 2 NATO allies in latest months.
Charlie Hebdo additional infected Turkish critics Wednesday after it ran a front-page cartoon of Erdogan that portrayed him ingesting a beer in his underwear, whereas lifting the skirt of a lady carrying a hijab to disclose her bare backside.
“Ooh, the prophet!” the character says in a speech bubble, whereas the title proclaims “Erdogan: in non-public, he is very humorous.”

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