France has called on its citizens living in or traveling to Muslim countries to take additional safety measures due to the Muslims’ outrage over the caricature of Prophet Muhammad, Reuters reported.
The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs has issued a safety instruction for citizens of France in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Iraq and Mauritania, advising them to take precaution and to stay away from any demonstration devoted to caricatures and avoid attending public gatherings.
The French Embassy in Turkey has also issued a safety instruction.
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is one of the most ardent critics of the French government, has made calls for boycott of French goods.
France’s internal affairs minister stated that Turkey and Pakistan shouldn’t interfere in France’s domestic affairs. Paris recalled its ambassador to Ankara, while the Parliament of Pakistan on Monday adopted a resolution calling on the government to recall Pakistan’s ambassador from Paris.