Boycott of French products: threats -
Jacques Witt / SIPA
"Boycott practices are unacceptable", denounced the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire Monday in the Assembly while several countries of the Middle East and in Turkey called to shun French products, after the intervention of Emmanuel Macron on the publication of the cartoons of Muhammad.
“They are even more so when they respond to a policy that aims only to defend freedom and freedom of expression.
France does not attack anyone, does not target anyone, France defends its values and it defends freedom, ”he insisted.
"We will support companies facing the threats of boycott to which they are the object", he insisted, on the sidelines of the examination of the recovery plan in the Assembly.
"I would like to thank the European Union, the European Commission and all the European States for their unwavering support in this fight", he concluded on this point.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on the Turks to boycott French products, accusing Emmanuel Macron of leading a “campaign of hatred” against Muslims, statements likely to stir up tensions between Ankara and Paris.
Demonstrations and calls to boycott French products have taken place in several Middle Eastern countries and on social media, in reaction to President Macron's words promising that France would continue to defend cartoons like those of the Prophet Muhammad during the homage to Samuel Paty, professor beheaded in an attack for showing these drawings in class.
The president of Medef Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux on Monday called on French companies to "resist blackmail and unfortunately to undergo this boycott" of French products.
Asked about the RMC radio, the boss of the bosses felt that it was necessary "to put our principles before the possibility of developing our business".
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