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Cheese and cosmetics: Stores in Muslim countries boycott French products

Over the last few days, more and more countries in the Middle East have called to boycott French products. That call was reiterated on October 26 by Turkey’s President RecepTayyip Erdogan. The political row started when French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to defend the right to caricature the Prophet Mohammed in the name of freedom of expression. Videos taken in Qatar, Jordan and Kuwait show empty shelves in supermarkets after companies withdrew French products in the wake of his comments.

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