Charlie Hebdo depicted Erdogan Nude, fueling massive protest in Turkey

Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly magazine, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. On 22-Oct-2020 they published a naked cartoon of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  In response the Turkish president has threatened to sue the magazine.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised Macron, saying the French leader needed “mental checks” over his attitude towards Islam. After this episode massive protest has started in various part of Turkey.

Top officials in the Muslim world have condemned France and Macron, including Pakistan, Malaysia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and Iran; while tens of thousands have attended protests and called for a boycott of French goods.

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has denounced France’s treatment of Islam, adding that Western support for cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad is unethical and insulting to Muslims.

Bangladesh: More than 500 activists of a political party rallied in Bangladesh’s capital to protest against the French president

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said freedom of expression should stop if it offends more than 1.5 billion people

Malaysia has strongly condemned the re-publication of caricatures insulting Prophet Muhammad by French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called on the NATO allies to stand shoulder-to-shoulder on values of tolerance and free speech.

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