The French Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “With the absence of Turkish condemnation of the crime of slaughtering the teacher in France, propaganda urging hatred and slander against France on the part of Ankara is added.”
And the brief statement read: “Turkey seeks to inflame hatred against us abroad.”It is rare for France to use this procedure or resort to it in its diplomatic relations, and it is a real indication of the worsening Turkish-French relations, which moved from diplomatic rhetoric to diplomatic action.
On the other hand, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşolu commented in a tweet via Twitter, saying: “When the truth is told in their faces, racists in Europe appear again.
He added, “It is time to stop the spoiled politicians in fascist-minded Europe.”
The French President had previously pledged to “intensify moves” against extremist Islam after killing the teacher, Samuel Batti, by beheading him, announcing the dissolution of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, a group loyal to Hamas and “directly involved” in the attack.
Over the past several years, France has witnessed a series of violent attacks by Islamist militants, including the killings in Charlie Hebdo in 2015, the bombings and shootings in November 2015 at the Bataclan theater and locations around Paris, killing 130 people.