Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Wednesday criticized French President Emmanuel Macron for his remarks targeting Turkey and its EU membership process.
During the Ambassadors Conference in Paris on Monday, Macron said “to fight Islamist terrorism, we created a new law in France”.
He also questioned Turkey’s EU membership.
Macron said there was a need to build a strategic partnership with Turkey instead of granting it EU membership.
Referring to a plan by Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders to hold a Prophet Muhammad cartoon competition, Celik said “such provocative attacks cause these racists and fascists to gain a place in European politics”.
Wilders’ anti-Islam Party for Freedom had previously called for the Quran to be banned.