Paris has recalled its envoy from Turkey following scathing remarks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who questioned his French counterpart’s mental health, accusing Emmanuel Macron of “mistreating” millions of Muslims.

The move was announced by Macron’s office late on Saturday.

In its statement, Paris indicated it does not plan to engage in name-calling with the Turkish leadership.

“Outrage and insult are not a method,” the office said. (RT)