Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Turks to boycott French goods in response to France’s crackdown on radical Islam following the beheading of Samuel Paty.
Paty, a teacher, showed in his class images of the founder of Islam, Muhammad. Images of Muhammad are forbidden in Islam.
After the murder and beheading of the teacher by 18-year-old Chechen radical Abdulakh Anzorov, French President Emmanuel Macron launched a crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood networks throughout France. These networks are funded and supported by Turkey and Qatar.
This infuriated Erdogan, who is now calling on the entire Muslim world to boycott French goods.
However, someone forgot to inform his wife Emine Erdogan about this. Erdogan’s wife was photographed with a $50,000 bag from the luxury French brand Hermès.
Today, the Turkish lira has reached its lowest value to the dollar. As of the original post’s writing, one USD could buy 8.18 Turkish lira.
Amid the impending economic crisis, the Turkish president is again trying to divert public attention from issues in the country.