Erdogan Calls Macron a Loony

An unexpected side effect of the October 16 beheading of Samuel Paty has been an open diplomatic rift between France and Turkey. French President Emmanuel Macron’s response to the crisis provoked a reaction from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, causing the latter to question the former’s sanity.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Le Figaro. The translator reports that the original article includes a video of Mr. Erdogan speaking, with French subtitles:

The Élysée [residence of President Macron] denounces the “unacceptable” remarks of Erdogan against Macron

The Turkish president called on his French counterpart to “have mental health exams”, condemning his attitude toward Muslims. The Élysée has reacted and brought up the “absence of condolence and support messages” from Turkey after the assassination of Samuel Paty.

by Le Figaro with AFP
October 24, 2020

On Saturday 24 October the Élysée denounced the remarks, judged “unacceptable”, of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who called into question “the mental health” of his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, because of his attitude towards Muslims.

Earlier this Saturday during a televised speech, the Turkish president virulently criticized the decisions of his French counterpart towards the Muslim community. “All one can say of a chief of state who treats millions of members of different religious communities in this manner is: First go and have mental health exams,” he declared.

The speech was condemned by the Élysée at the end of the afternoon. “The remarks of President Erdogan are unacceptable. Excess and rudeness are not a method. We demand Erdogan change the course of his policy. It is dangerous to all. We do not enter into useless polemics, and we do not accept insults,” the Élysée commented, according to the AFP (Agence France Presse), in announcing the recall of the French ambassador to Ankara for consultations.

The Élysée also brought up “the absence of messages of condolence and support from the Turkish president after the assassination of Samuel Paty,” the teacher beheaded a week ago is an Islamic attack in the proximity of his school in a Parisian suburb. Also noted were the “very offensive statements (of Recep Tayyip Erdogan) in recent days, notably his call for a boycott of French products.”

The Turkish president did not stop there: He also predicted that Emmanuel Macron would lose the next presidential election in 2022, “because he has accomplished nothing for France. You spend your time attacking me. That will gain you nothing.”

Two weeks ago Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced as a provocation the statements of the French president on “Islamist separatism” and the necessity of “structuring Islam” in France. A bill on the fight against “The separatisms” in France, directed at radical Islam, should be presented at the beginning of December. It aims to reinforce secularism and consolidate republican principles in France, and includes several points likely to provoke tensions with Turkey, such as strengthened control of mosque financing or a ban on the training of imams abroad.

This dispute is added to a long list of disagreements between Emmanuel Macron and his Turkish counterpart, who regularly takes up the defense of Muslim minorities throughout the world. From the tensions in the Mediterranean to the conflict in Libya, to the clashes in [Nagorno-]Karabakh, a number of issues currently pit Paris and Ankara against each other.

24 thoughts on “Erdogan Calls Macron a Loony

  1. ‘The Turkish president did not stop there: He also predicted that Emmanuel Macron would lose the next presidential election in 2022, “because he has accomplished nothing for France. You spend your time attacking me. That will gain you nothing.’

    Hey, if Macron loses to Marine LePen, that would be fine by me. Be careful what you wish for.

  2. “On Islam, Macron’s no hard-liner”
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.eu/article/on-islam-macron-is-more-measured-than-his-critics-claim/amp/
    Perfect article response to this type of none sense.
    Anyways I fail to even see Macrons response as anything but typical progressive. He says he’ll crack down on “Islamists”, and “separatists”? Boring, run of the mill and more importantly ineffective, and so is every politician in Europe on paper at least. The only brave thing was the cartoon projected on the government building, but even that was making fun of Christians and Jews too in order to soften the blow. And Erdogan claims everything is Islamophobic, as he did again recently.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailysabah.com/politics/police-raid-on-berlin-mosque-fed-by-racism-anti-islam-policies-erdogan-says/news/amp

  3. If Macron wasn’t such a weakling he should have publicly tweaked wanna-be Sultan with a gift of the prettiest nanny goats he could find.

      • Ludwig, The Frog Navy already is in the Med doing training with the Greeks, and let’s not mention the arms and shiny brand new fighters they are sending.

  4. First : I don’t like pictures of devils

    The Élysée has reacted and brought up the “absence of condolence and support messages” from Turkey after the assassination of Samuel Paty.

    Read the above sentence again: Macron is really insane so is Merkel and other similar infant rulers of the west for thinking like that.

    Condolences!! Turks invade the western countries to do exactly that . . . beheading of infidels until they rule. OH that sentiment arises from Turkey being an ‘ally’ so they should console each other because they are in the same boat.

    Turkey is in nato to milk nato countries as we have seen money being poured on it and stealing technology that surpassed that of USA and Britain. Beqadar drones.

    After the massacres Turkey was invited to be one of the establishing members of UN. The world is full of ironies: UN was founded to prevent massacres:

    Turkey will prevent itself to commit massacres. The second greatest army in nato of which is so proud will fight itself when it decides it is time to invade, colonise , subjugate, enslave — europe the stupid.

    How naively stupid to think a foe is a friend.

    A faint voice from the west and muslim-controlled UN appeals to both sides to stop fighting. This squeak is a signal to turkey to continue its aggression to weaken Russia.

    Israel is immersed in a lake of hatred surrounding it, so is Armenia and Russia.

    Poetry of Oscar Wilde
    Charmides and Other Poems
    ON THE MASSACRE OF THE CHRISTIANS IN BULGARIA
    Christ, dost Thou live indeed? or are Thy bones
    Still straitened in their rock-hewn sepulchre?
    And was Thy Rising only dreamed by her
    Whose love of Thee for all her sin atones?
    For here the air is horrid with men’s groans,
    The priests who call upon Thy name are slain,
    Dost Thou not hear the bitter wail of pain
    From those whose children lie upon the stones?
    Come down, O Son of God! incestuous gloom
    Curtains the land, and through the starless night
    Over Thy Cross a Crescent moon I see!
    If Thou in very truth didst burst the tomb
    Come down, O Son of Man! and show Thy might
    Lest Mahomet be crowned instead of Thee!

    Will the infidels wake up. I doubt it. Their oblivion and trance has been the most helpful cause in their defeat and their willingness to pay jizya with abject submission.

    merkels conditioned infidels to do that.

    How could Israel give azerbaijan such advances drones. one day they will be used against her. And one day Iran will use Russian technology against Russia. As Alqaida used aid and jets and learning in usa universities against USA.

    How could infidels be so blind?

    Is the unlimited hatred of the west towards Russia and Israel force them to cooperate with Iran and azerbaijan ?

    Armenians massacres again and Amnesty and human right will shed some tears over Armenians after 50 years.

    This massacre of Armenians now is a challenge to France and USA by turkey and dare them do anything after France and USA proclaimed that Armenian massacres of 1915 were genocides and ethnic cleansing,

    turkey is the real superpower. No one dare say a word against it.

    Fuhrer of turkey: It is our right to have Four wives and 36 children. We need lebensraum. We imitate the pirate: we massacre the infidels and make room. That’s has been our tradition. And will be you stupid infidels.

    • Pffft, Turkey is far from a super power, they have a large army that is supplied by the west, so cut off supplies and tech, they are a paper tiger that cannot move. The day they decide to come across the Bosporus Straight, every western nation will come down upon them with fire. The western countries especially the central European countries have contingency plans for the turk invasion. The good ole Russians won’t stay quiet when that happens as well, they will do what good Russians do with Islamic crazies, they eliminate them all. Oh let’s not mention the fact that Trump removed the nukes we had in Turkey.

      • ‘Oh let’s not mention the fact that Trump removed the nukes we had in Turkey.’

        I hope that’s true.

        If that’s true, then I’ll sleep for straight 9 hours tonight, something that I have not experienced since I was 15 years old.

        As you look at Turkey recently it has become strident and offensively belligerent.

        Who can forget 1974 when Turkey with the abject approval os western countries usurped the northern part of Cyprus and buried 18000 Greek Cypriots alive. A crime EU never even mentions.

        Turkey has more sway in EU policies that Greece, a member.
        ————————
        ” The western countries especially the central European countries have contingency plans for the turk invasion”

        That’s encouraging because he is naive who thinks that one day, until doomsday, turkey will renounce its ambitions and expansionism in Europe.

        Turks in Europe and particularly Germany are reviving that dream. That dream spirals as the number of Muslim invaders increase exponentially through Muslim devilish womb, as it’s happening to Israel. Nine devils per womb. Do the math.

  5. This is a classic case of muslims believing they can do as they like and any objection or dissent is treated as agression. As for a boycott of French goods, the Turkish economy is in such a poor state that most Turkish people probably cannot afford to buy French produce, particularly at the prices charged by the EU.

    Erdogen should be careful who he provokes as his country is almost bankrupt.

    • He doesn’t have to worry much about being removed from office since he is aleady a dictator in everything but name. The elections and trappings of a democratic system are merely window dressing for the stupid europeans so they can pretend that everything is still ok.

      Just like here in the US, he has the widespread support of the ignorant and the zealots. They can be counted upon to support him even if the economy is in complete shambles. Some illiterate devout muslim goat herder in rural Turkey could care less and is probably affected not at all by economic catastrophe in cosmopolitan Istanbul. And for those who do care, there is the military, corrupt judges, and corrupt police who can be counted upon to do what they are told to enforce his rule no matter what. The only bright spot in all of this is that the Saudis are strongly against wannabe-sultan and his dreams of a new Ottoman Empire and they can put a serious hurt on his legitimacy and economic means to cause trouble outside Turkey if they are provoked too much.

  6. Looks to me as if two Tin-pots are bitch-slapping each other.
    And they have to talk about Trump……..
    Seriously.

  7. This monkey wrote a very funny text. I don’t know if google translator can translate it properly.

    Mufti of the Czech Republic to the President of France: Macron, you are the most humiliating creature

    Advisor to the Head of the Chechen Republic, Mufti of the Chechen Republic Salah-haji Mezhiev made a statement in connection with the order of the President of France Emmanuel Macron to hang cartoons of the greatest of people – the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him) on all government buildings of the country.

    “Macron, pursuing Western liberal views, has gone far from universal human values. Macron is the face of the West where traditional values, especially Islam, are unacceptable. Instead of condemning the provocative actions of the deceased professor, who perfectly understood what he was doing, trying to defile the honor of the greatest of people created by Almighty Allah, he began his losing march to Islam.

    Moreover, he instructed to hang cartoons of the greatest of the people, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him) on all government buildings in the country, ”the theologian noted.

    According to him, this is not just an irresponsible act that goes beyond all moral and ethical boundaries, but a well-planned attack on Islam.

    “Macron, you are the number 1 terrorist in the world. You, insulting our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon Him) insult all Prophets (peace be upon them) and all religions. Macron, you are the most humiliating creature, the enemy of Allah Almighty, the enemy of humanity, the enemy of all Muslims, who has no moral principles and values. Macron, the whole essence of true terrorism and extremism, cultivated on the Western pseudo-values ​​of neoliberalism and permissiveness, is manifested in you and your kind. May the Almighty punish you and you cannot avoid the Creator’s wrath.

    What do you allow yourself? You incite interethnic and interreligious strife with your own hands! Or have you forgotten how Catholics slaughtered Protestants. Forgot about the Great French Revolution? I see how you deliberately incite Muslims to provocative actions by making the insane professor a “national hero”.

    Deaths are not enough for you? With your thoughtless actions, you again and again return to the sad experience. We know your end is near! The enemies of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon Him), who possessed more power than you, perished ingloriously. Large empires and states were destroyed by the will of Allah Almighty because of enmity with Him (peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him), ”Mezhiev stressed.

    The Mufti of the Czech Republic added that the course that Macron began is the beginning of the end of the empire of evil.
    https://grozny-inform.ru/news/society/123000/
    ======================

    But seriously, it’s not funny. This is very bad. That in a country that positions itself as secular or Christian (as you like) fatwas are issued at the Pakistani level.
    I constantly write that in Russia, everything is much worse than in the West.

  8. Actually we should be happy that he is like he is and shows his true colours. It frees us from any troubles to find arguments for keeping Turkey out of the EU, since even the PC mainstream can’t defend it anymore. And it may give hope to see them thrown out of NATO as well, if Trump wins a second term and gets to clean with an iron boom there, too. We had this rattlesnake in our living room for too long already.

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