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Senegalese NGO names Turkish president ‘person of year’

NGO chooses Erdogan for his reaction against French president’s anti-Islam remarks

Fatma Esma Arslan   | 19.12.2020
Senegalese NGO names Turkish president ‘person of year’ President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoga, during the Senegal - Turkey Business Forum in Dakar, Senegal in January, 2020. ( TUR Presidency Murat Çetinmühürdar - Anadolu Agency )

DAKAR, Senegal

Jamra, a Senegalese non-governmental organization on Friday named Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as "person of the year".  

Erdogan was chosen for his stand against French President Emmauel Macron’s remarks targeting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, the NGO said in a written statement.

The statement said Erdogan had bravely reacted to the outrageous insults against the Prophet Muhammad, the best of the creatures.

President Erdogan's statements, calling for a boycott of French goods and criticizing Macron, was widely apprecaition in Senegal.

*Writing by Merve Berker

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