Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris opened a door for controversy on social media, with a tweet in which he said that it was time to get rid of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Sawiris did not provide additional details in his tweet, but it had a great interaction on Twitter between supporters and opponents.
Time to get rid of Erdogan !!
– Naguib Sawiris (@NaguibSawiris) October 27, 2020
This tweet coincides with hypothetical attacks that Twitter has been witnessing for days against Turkey in Egypt and Gulf countries, and it calls for a boycott of Turkish goods.
It also comes at a time when the media is highlighting the exchange of accusations between Erdogan and European leaders, especially after Erdogan said on Sunday that “the French President (Emmanuel Macron) suffers from an illness and has to undergo a medical test.”
The Turkish president had previously attacked his French counterpart, who defended what he considered freedom of expression by publishing cartoons insulting to the Messenger Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace.
Others pointed out that the Sawiris attack was purely religious, and his hostility to Erdogan stemmed from the Turkish President’s defense of the Islamic religion and his positions regarding France’s recent offenses.
The former Tunisian presidential candidate, Muhammad al-Hachemi al-Hamdi, commented on Sawiris’s tweet, calling on him to condemn the cartoons insulting to the Holy Prophet.
Until you condemn the cartoons offensive to the Prophet of 90 million of your citizens in Egypt, and Macron defended it and adhered to it, who guarantees that you are not from the current of Islamophobia, Mr. Naguib Sawiris?