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.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.