The Turkish President called on European leaders to stop the “campaign of hatred” allegedly launched by French President Macron.
In a televised speech, he also called on EU countries to pressure France to end French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to fight “Islamic separatism.”
Macron said separatism threatens to take over some Muslim communities in France.
“Never praise French products. Don’t buy them,” Erdogan said.
He added that “European leaders should demand that the French President stop his hate campaign.”
Tensions between the two NATO members have increased in recent months. Macron has vowed to protect the country’s secular character after the recent public beheading of a French teacher by a militant Muslim over cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.
As reported by the BBC, Macron called Islam a religion “in crisis” and announced measures to combat separatism.
France is home to the largest Muslim community in Western Europe.