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Turkey: Parliament head slams Macron over Islamophobia

French president said he will stop practice of bringing in Muslim preachers from foreign countries

Emin Avundukluoglu   | 19.02.2020
Turkey: Parliament head slams Macron over Islamophobia

ANKARA 

Turkey's parliament speaker on Wednesday slammed French President Emmanuel Macron's Islamophobic remarks.

"Macron's remarks on struggling with Islamic separatism are example of crude Islamophobia," Mustafa Sentop said in a tweet.

"France should first confront its racist and massacrist history," he said, referring to its colonialist past.

Sentop's remarks came after Macron said he will end the system in which foreign countries send Muslim preachers to France -- in a crackdown on what he called "separatism".

He said the government has asked the country's Muslim body to train preachers in France and in the French language to prevent the spread of what he called political Islam.

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