Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on the nation to boycott French products after the new confrontation with Emmanuel Macron over the treatment of Muslims in France, the cartoons on Muhammad published by Charlie Hebdo and the clashes of recent weeks on the eastern Mediterranean.
"In Europe against Muslims - he said - there is a lynching campaign similar to that against Jews before the Second World War".
Berlin's response was immediate, Merkel's spokesperson Steffen Seibert defines Erdogan's words "defamatory and absolutely unacceptable".
Pakistan summoned the French ambassador to Islamabad, Marc Barety, to the foreign ministry to "present the strongest protest" against the "publication of blasphemous designs" and subsequent statements by President Emmanuel Macron.
This was reported in a press release.
In the morning, the Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, said that "Macron's irresponsible words have fueled the fire", adding that "no one has the right to hurt the feelings of millions of Muslims under the pretext of freedom of expression. ".
Yesterday Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accused Macron of encouraging Islamophobia.