Turkey accuses Frenchman Macron of “sowing Islamophobia”


ANKARA Turkey accused French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday of “encouraging Islamophobia” with his recent remarks saying “Islam is in crisis”.

“President Macron’s assertion that” Islam is in crisis “is a dangerous and provocative statement, encouraging Islamophobia and anti-Muslim demagoguery,” President Ibrahim Kalin’s spokesperson wrote on Twitter.

“Making Islam and Muslims the scapegoat for the failures of the French Republic is far from rational policy,” Kalin added.

Last Friday, Macron announced a controversial plan against so-called “Islamist separatism” in the country.

In a speech, Macron claimed that Islam is a religion that is “going through a crisis in the world”.
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