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DW News 27 Oct 2020

Erdogan's France boycott call echoes throughout Muslim world

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The row between Turkey and France over Islam and free speech is turning into a trade battle. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a number of Arab countries have called for a boycott of French goods. While France has withdrawn its ambassador from Turkey, tensions over the issue are flying high in the Muslim world.


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For its part, Nike is standing by the ad, saying: "Discrimination is a global issue and it exists around the world."
But clearly some in Japan would have been happier if the company had focused on a different part of the world.

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