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Don’t buy French products, Erdogan tells Turkish citizens

Turkey President Erdogan speaks animatedly at an event. Photo: AFP

Ankara, October 27 - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on his nation to boycott French products, in reaction to recent statements by France's President Emmanuel Macron, who has supported the publishing of blasphemous cartoons targeting Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). "I call on my people here. Never give credit to French-labelled goods, don’t buy them," he said during a ...

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Erdogan declares Hagia Sophia a mosque after Turkish court ruling

A woman gestures in front of the Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya, after a court decision that paves the way for it to be converted from a museum back into a mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Istanbul, July 11 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia a mosque on Friday with the first Muslim prayers to begin in two weeks, after a top court ruled the ancient building’s conversion to a museum by modern Turkey’s founding statesman was illegal. Erdogan spoke on Friday just hours after the court ruling was published, brushing aside international ...

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