EU threatens Turkey over boycott of French goods

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 EU threatens Turkey over boycott of French goods

  • The European Union (EU) responded to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call for a boycott of French goods following the publication of blasphemous sketches in France and their official support.
  • The European Commission has said that the Turkish president's support for the boycott of French goods will further deter Turkey from joining the European Union.
  • A spokesman for the European Commission said in a statement that boycotting any member state's goods was against the spirit of the EU agreement.
  • The commission says the official boycott by Turkey violates the terms of relations between Turkey and the European Union.
  • It should be noted that Turkey applied for EU membership in 1987 and formal negotiations for accession to Peru began in 2005, but in practice negotiations are currently stalled.
  • It is believed that after the publication of blasphemous sketches by French President Emmanuel Macron, a series of protests against France has started all over the world and a campaign is underway in Muslim countries to boycott French goods.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech to the Milad-un-Nabi conference on Saturday that France is currently ruled by a mentally paralyzed person who is insulting and slandering Islam.
  • He called on the Turkish nation to boycott French products altogether.
  • Earlier, he had suggested a "mental examination" to the French president, in response to which France had recalled its ambassador to Turkey.
  • European countries are already angry over Turkey's search for gas in the Black Sea.


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