Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed France’s Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders, labelling his counterparts ‘fascists’ and champions of Islamophobia who were taking part in a “lynch campaign.”

Erdogan continued his war of words with Macron following the French president’s hardened comments on radical Islam in the wake of the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty in Paris. Speaking from the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Monday, Erdogan said that Macron was encouraging Islamophobia on an immense scale and indicted other European heads of state for their part.

Muslims are now subjected to a lynch campaign similar to that against Jews in Europe before World War II.

“European politicians must now say ‘stop’ to the hate campaign led by Macron,” Erdogan added before turning his attention to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, questioning how there could be religious freedom in Germany after a police raid on a mosque in Berlin.

Whilst heaping the bulk of the blame on Macron, the Turkish President took aim at other Western leaders, claiming these “attacks have become policy at head of state level, I’m calling out from here, you are fascists, you are the link in the chain of the Nazism.”

Erdogan also reiterated his previous remarks concerning Macron’s mental health, asserting that the French President was in need of “mental control.” He also called for a boycott of French goods.

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Erdogan is not the only Muslim leader to pick a fight with Macron over his stance on Islam. (RT)