Macron wants to bring back the Crusades, Erdogan says

Turkish president sues Charlie Hebdo for his caricature

28 October, 15:54

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, OCTOBER 28 - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ''France and Europe don't deserve politicians like (French President Emmanuel) Macron and those who share his mentality, who continue to sow hatred'' and ''who would like to relaunch the Crusades''. Erdogan was speaking about the French president's support for satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over its publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. ''Chancellor Merkel could not explain to me why 100-150 policemen broke into the Mosque of Mevlana in Berlina during prayers at dawn'', while ''our country numbers 435 churches and synagogues which are under the State's protection'', the president said. ''We have not hindered anyone's religion, nor will we do it'', Erdogan said. Erdogan's attorneys have meanwhile filed legal proceedings at the State attorney's office in Ankara against Charlie Hebdo for the caricature of the Turkish leader on the cover of the latest edition of the satirical magazine published on Wednesday, Anadolu reports. Another procedure has already been filed by prosecutors in the Turkish capital. ''There is nothing to say on these rogues. My anger is not due to the ignoble attack against me but the insults against the prophet'' Mohamed, Erdogan said. In the cartoon, the Turkish president can be seen lying on the couch, in a T-shirt and briefs, with a can in his hand, while he raises the long veil of a Muslim woman with a tray and two glasses of wine. With the tip of his fingers Erdogan raises the woman's dress, uncovering her bottom and exclaiming: ''Ouuuh! The Prophet!''. (ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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