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DW News 27 Oct 2020

Erdogan's France boycott call echoes throughout Muslim world


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 While France has withdrawn its ambassador from Turkey, tensions over the issue are flying high in the Muslim world.

Nike is facing a backlash in Japan over an advertisement that highlights racial discrimination in the country.
The two-minute commercial has been shared widely on social media, and some users are calling for a boycott of the company.
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.

Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Seoul, South Korea.
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